Point Localization: At the height of the bottom line of the occipital protuberance (at the height of GV16), to 2.25 cun lateral to the midline (line of the pupil). In the depression between the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles.
TCM Actions: Subdues Liver Yang. Eliminates External and Internal Wind. Clears Heat. Benefit eyes and ears. Nourishes marrow and brain.
Indications: Aversion to cold. Fever. Body aches. Occipital pain and stiffness. Headache. Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA). Poor memory. Hemiplegia. Lockjaw. Facial paralysis. Epilepsy. Dizziness. Tinnitus. Vertigo. Deafness. Obstructed ears. Blurred vision. Decreased night vision. Redness and pain in the eye. Excessive lacrimation. Iritis. Cataracts. Atrophy of the optic nerve.
Target area: Eyes. Ears.
Point Name and Meaning: Fengchi – Wind Pool
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.