GV 16 Acupuncture Point - Feng Fu - Governing Vessel Meridian

  • Chinese Name Feng Fu
  • English Name Wind Mansion
  • Location: 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the PHL, directly below the occipital protuberance on the posterior midline of the head.
  • Precautions: No Moxa, No Deep Needle.
  • Point Associations:
  • Window of the Sky Point
  • Sea of Marrow Point (with GV 20)
  • Ghost Point
  • Intersecting Point of the Governing Vessel, Yang Wei Vessel & Urinary Bladder Channel
  • Actions & Effects:
  • Main point for wind, whether exterior or interior, particularly affecting the head and neck. For wind cold headache, stiff neck, aversion to wind; as well as dizziness, visual dizziness, numbness, twitching, tremors.
  • Window of the Sky point, promotes communication between the head and body, many indications are consistient with other points of this group, such as headache, dizziness, throat swelling, earache, eye pain, nosebleeds, aphasia.
  • Psychological issues such as mania, palpitations from fear a/or fright, suicidal thoughts.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the medulla function (breathing issues, asthma, tight chest, etc.), but GV 17 is used more frequently, useful in spinal cord issues.
  • Governing Vessel Meridian Points (28):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

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