G.B.-13 Spirit Root BENSHEN - Acupuncture Points

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G.B.-13 Spirit Root BENSHEN - Acupuncture Points -1

G.B.-13 Spirit Root BENSHEN - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
G.B.-13 Spirit Root BENSHEN - Acupuncture Points ) 3 cun lateral to ➞Du-24 (on the midline, 0.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline).
How to find
First, locate the anterior hairline (➞ 3.1.1, with hairloss: when the patient frowns, the anterior hairline is marked by the border between the creased forehead and the smooth skin above) and there locate ➞Du-24 on the midline and 0.5 cun within the hairline.
G.B.-13 is located on the same level, 3 cun lateral to the midline, measured in proportional cun based on the distance ➞ ST-8 to ➞ Du-24 (4.5 cun, 2.2). Divide this distance into thirds and locate G.B.-13 one third of the distance from ST-8.
Located at the same level (0.5 cun within the anterior hairline) are ➞ Du-24/BL-3/BL-4/G.B.-15/ST-8 (on the midline/superior to the inner canthus of the eye/1.5 cun lateral to the midline/on the pupil line or 2.25 cun lateral to the midline/on the corner of the forehead).
Needling
0.5–0.8 cun transversely (subcutaneously) towards the occiput.
Actions/Indications
● Expels Wind
● Calms the shen
● Benefits the eyes
Special features
Meeting point with the yang wei mai

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