( G.B.-19 Brain Hollow NAOKONG - Acupuncture Points ) On the posterior aspect of the head, at the upper border of the external occipital protuberance (➞ Du-17) and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline.
How to find
First, locate the external occipital protuberance (➞3.1.5), which can be palpated as a flat protruding area on the midline. Next, find ➞ Du-17 in the depressoin just superior to the protuberance. From there, measure 2.25 cun in a lateral direction and
locate G.B.-19 on the curved line connecting ➞ G.B.-15 and ➞ G.B.-20, an extension of the pupil line (➞ 2.25 cun lateral to the midline or midway between ➞Du-24 and ➞ST-8). For orientation: G.B.-19 is located approximately 2.5 cun superior to the posterior hairline (➞3.1.5) and approximately 1.5 cun superior to ➞ G.B.-20 (on the lower border of the occiput, between the origins of the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles).
0.3–1.5 cun transversely (subcutaneously) towards the occiput or the site of the disorder/pain.
● Expels Wind
● Clears the sensory orifices
● Opens the luo-connecting vessels
Meeting point with the yang wei mai
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