( G.B.-5 Suspended Skull XUANLU - Acupuncture Points ) At the junction of the 2nd and 3rd quarter of an imaginary line connecting ➞ ST-8 and ➞ G.B.-7.
How to find
First, locate the two reference points: ➞ ST-8 (4.5 cun lateral to the midline and 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, at the corner of the forehead) and ➞ G.B.-7 (in the depression on the level of the apex of the ear, within the circumauricular temporal hairline).
Then divide the slightly curved line between these two points into quarters and locate G.B.-5 at the junction of the upper two quarters with the lower two quarters. Generally, this point is located on the level of the parietal suture, just within the hairline.
0.3–1.5 cun transversely (subcutaneously), tangentially along the skull, in the direction of the occiput or towards the disorder/pain.
● Expels Wind and Heat
● Opens the channel
Meeting point with the T.B., L.I. and ST channels
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