Points Database

Location Guides:

: Anmian : Peaceful Sleep

Ex-HN-20 : Extra Head/Neck 20


Location:
Behind the ear, midway between Fengchi GB-20 and Yifeng SJ-17, close but slightly posterior and inferior to Wangu GB-12.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Calms the spirit and pacifies the liver

TCM Indications:
  • Insomnia, agitation and restless, palpitations, epilepsy, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, hypertension.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation:
    Dermatome Segment: C3

    Notes:
    A modern addition to the extra points commonly used for insomnia. Its location is so close to Wangu GB-12, also indicated for insomnia, that is might well be an alternative location for the same point.


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