Point Localization: In the midline, 0.5 cun above the hairline.

TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen) and opens his orifices. Extinguishes Interior Wind. Benefits the nose. Brightens the eyes.

Indications: Manic-depression. Depression. Anxiety. Poor memory. Insomnia. Opisthotonos. Epilepsy. Dizziness. Vertigo. Rhinitis. Secretion and nasal congestion. Lacrimation. Blurred vision. Myopia.

Target area: Nose. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Shenting – Spirit Court

Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel:

 

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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.