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Powerful emergency acupuncture points found on the upper body. These acupuncture points should only be used by trained acupuncturists since they are extremely powerful and can also be very dangerous. They are however very effect in emergency situations.


Governing Vessel-22 (GV-22) -Fontanelle Meeting- ( Xinhui)

Top of the head on the midline, 2 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Governing Vessel-24 (GV-24) -Courtyard of the Spirit (Shenting)
Top of the head on the midline, 0.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline (top of the forehead)

Governing Vessel-26 (GV-26) -Man’s Middle (Reneging)
Above the upper lip and just under the nose on the midline.
Here the Governing Vessel meets with the Large Intestine and Stomach channels, and is a nerve cluster area called the Ghost point (Sun Si-Miao)


Conception Vessel-24 (CV-24) -Container of Fluids (Chengjiang)
Below the lower lip and above the chin on the midline, in the depression of the mentolabial groove
Here the Conception Vessel meets with the Governing Vessel, Stomach and Large Intestine channels.

Triple Heater-17 (TH-17) –Wind Screen (Yilfeng)

Just behind the earlobe, in the depression between the ramus of the mandible and the mastoid process
Here the Triple Heater and Gall Bladder channels meet. It is a fire Yang point (Shao Yang)

Gall Bladder-3 (GB-3) Shangguan –Above the Joint

Anterior to the ear, in the hollow above the upper border of the zygomatic arch
Here the Gall Bladder meets with the Triple Heater and Stomach channels . It is a wood yang element point (Shao Yang).


Governing Vessel-14 (GV-14) -Great Vertebra (Dash)
At the base of the neck on the midline in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (the largest of the vertebra)
Here the Governing Vessel meets with the six yang channels of the hand and foot, also called the Sea of Chi point.

Stomach-9 (ST-9) –Man’s Welcome (Renying)

Directly over the carotid sinus,( a very dangerous point(. 1.5 cun lateral to and level with the tip of the laryngeal prominence, in the depression between the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the lateral border of the thyroid cartilage
This is an earth yang element point (Yang Ming).

Stomach-12 (ST-12) –Empty Basin (Quepen

Posterior to the midpoint of the superior border of the clavicle, vertically above the nipple
Here the Stomach, meets with the Gall Bladder,Triple Heater, Small Intestine, and Large Intestine channels. This is an earth yang element point (Yang Ming).

Governing Vessel-16 (GV-16) -Palace of Wind (Fengfu)
At the nape of the neck, on the midline in the depression just below the external occipital protuberance
Here the Governing Vessel and the Yang Linking Vessel meet. Yang Wei Mai). It is also called the Sea of Marrow (Sun Si-Miao) point and the window of Heaven point, and contains a large cluster of nerves.

Small Intestine-16 (SI-16) –Heavenly Window (Tianchuang )

On the side of the neck, posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, level with the laryngeal prominence (adams apple).This is a fire yang point (Shao Yang)


Conception Vessel-14 (CV-14) -Great Gateway (Juque)
On the midline just below the xiphoid process about 1 cun (this is the solar plexus)
This is an Alarm (Mu) point of the Heart and is located at the middle Dan-Tine.

Conception Vessel-22 (CV-22) -Heavenly Prominence (Tian Tu)

On the midline in the suprasternal fossa 0.5 cun above the suprasternal notch (jugular notch)
This point connects with the Conception Vessel and the Yin Linking Vessel (Yin Wei Mai), and the Window of Heaven point.

Gall Bladder-24 (GB-24) Riyue –Sun and Moon

On the chest in the seventh intercostals space, on the same line directly below the nipple, one rib directly below LIV-14
This is an alarm (Mu) point of the Gall Bladder channel and connect with the
Gall Bladder and Spleen channels and with the Yang Linking Vessel (Yang Wei
Mai). It is a Wood, Yang (Shao Yang )element.

Bladder-43 (BL-43) –Vital Region (Gaohuangshu)
Element/Aspect: Water, Yang (Tai Yang)
On the lateral aspect of the upper back, 3 cun lateral to midline and level with the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth thoracic vertebra, at the edge of the border of the scapula This point connects with the Shu Bladder-Point.