Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Qiangjian : Unyielding Space

Du-18 : Extraordinary Governing Vessel 18


Location:
At the back of the head on the midline, 1.5 cun directly superior to Naohu Du-17, midway between Fengfu Du-16 and Du-20.

Needling:
Transverse insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Pacifies wind and alleviates pain
Calms the spirit

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, dizziness with agitation, nausea and vomiting of foamy (watery) saliva, stiffness of the neck with inability to turn the head.
  • Epilepsy, shaking of the head, mad walking, insomnia, mania-depression, clonic spasm.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Greater occipital nerve from C2
    Dermatome Segment: C2


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