G.B.-12 Mastoid Process WANGU - Acupuncture Points

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G.B.-12 Mastoid Process WANGU - Acupuncture Points -1

G.B.-12 Mastoid Process WANGU - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
G.B.-12 Mastoid Process WANGU - Acupuncture Points ) In a depression directly posterior and inferior to the mastoid process.
How to find
First, locate the mastoid process posterior to the ear (➞ 3.1.4). This can be palpated at the junction of the cranium and the neck as a cone-shaped, bony structure. With the palpating finger, find the inferior aspect of the mastoid process and locate G.B.-12 on its lower border posterior to the tip of the process.
T.B.-17 is located more anteriorly, in the depression posterior to the earlobe, between the mastoid process and the mandible.
Needling
0.5–1 cun obliquely in an inferior direction.
Actions/Indications
● Expels Wind, Heat and Dampness/Phlegm
● Opens the ears
● Calms the shen
Special features
Meeting point with the BL channel

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