Point Localization: Directly above the occipital protuberance on the posterior midline of the head.

TCM Actions: Extinguishes Inner Wind. Benefits eyes and brain. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen).

Indications: Manic behavior. Trismus. Epilepsy. Dizziness. Blurred vision. Myopia. Eye pain. Excessive lacrimation. Heaviness in the head. Stroke.

Target area: Brain. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Naohu – Brain Window

Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)

Categories: None.

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.