GV 20 Acupuncture Point - Bai Hui - Governing Vessel Meridian
- Chinese Name Bai Hui
English Name Hundred Convergences
Location: 5 cun posterior to the AHL.
- Point Associations:
- Sea of Marrow Point (with GV 16)
Intersecting Point of the Governing Vessel, Urinary Bladder, Gall Bladder, Triple Heater & Liver Channels
- Actions & Effects:
- Main point for headache, dizziness, eye pain and redness, irritability, hypertension from excess yang in the upper body, often occuring with patterns of excess Liver yang or Liver fire. Combine with lower body points such as LV 2, LV 3, KD 1, GB 34, GB 41.
- Main point for internal wind which has some overlapping indications with the above entry, for headaches, dizziness, visual dizziness, tinnitus, vertex pain, windstroke, seizures.
- Main point for prolapse, anal, uterine, vaginal; main point for hemorrhoids.
Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the association area (related to emotions, memory, behavior), useful for low energy, yang energy imbalances, parkinson's, alzheimer's, motor control 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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