Point Localization: 3 cun lateral to the midline and 0.5 cun above the hairline.
TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen). Lightens the brain. Subdues Liver Yang. Extinguishes Wind. Resolves Phlegm. Collect Essence (Jing) to the head.
Indications: Manic behavior. Fear. Headache. Dizziness. Epilepsy. Hemiplegia. Seizures. Vomiting of foamy saliva. Schizophrenia. Dual personality. Irrational jealousy and suspicion. Anxiety due to worry and obsessive thoughts. Depression. Lack of memory. Lack of willpower. Impotence. Seminal emissions. Premature ejaculation.
Target area: Head. Brain.
Point Name and Meaning: Benshen – Root Spirit
Acupuncture Meridian: Gallbladder
Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.