Acupuncture Point Du 20: 100 Meetings

Bai Hui, the point at the top of the head translates to 100 meetings.  Otherwise known as Du 20 or Governing Vessel 20, this point is located on the midline of the head in line with the apex of the ears, it centers the crown of the head.  Bai Hui is the meeting point of the Governing Vessel with the Urinary Bladder channel, the Gallbladder channel, the San Jiao channel and the Liver Channel.  The point itself is known as the Sea of Marrow and Bone.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is said that ‘heaven, earth and man are the three powers’ and Du20 or Bai Hui is the human connection to heaven.  With that in mind this point is used to calm the spirit and treating emotions, memory and behavior.

Depending on the direction that it is needled Du20 can ascend or descend.  If needled in line with the channel it can raise the yang and have a lifting effect, making it a powerful point for; prolapse, miscarriage, hemorrhoids, sinusitis, loss of consciousness, depression and diarrhea.  If needled against the channel it can dispel interior wind and settle yang making it an effective point for dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, headaches, hypertension, overthinking, insomnia, stroke, lockjaw and more.

A very important for conditions affecting the head and sensory organs, this point has the power to uplift or sedate depending on how it is used.

 

 

 

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