Point Localization: At the height of the top line of the occipital protuberance (at the height of GV17), at 2.25 cun lateral to the midline (line of the pupil).
TCM Actions: Subdues Liver Yang. Clears Heat in the channel. Calms the Mind (Shen). Benefits the eyes, ears and nose.
Indications: Temporal headache. Dizziness. Blurred vision. Pain, swelling and redness of the eyes. Pain in the nose and ears. Nasal congestion. Nosebleed. Manic-depressive behavior. Fear. Palpitation.
Target area: Eyes. Nose. Ear.
Point Name and Meaning: Naokong – Brain Hollow
Acupuncture Meridian: Yang Wei Mai
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.