Theory

GB 13 - Acupuncture Point - Ben Shen


GB 13 Names

  • English Name: Root Spirit
  • Pinyin Name: Ben Shen
  • Chinese Character: 本神

Location

  • .5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV 24 (junction of medial 2/3 and lateral 1/3 distance from GV 24 to ST 8)
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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GB 13 Clinical Uses

  • Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind.
  • Stiff Neck, Headache.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the frontal lobe.  Used on the (R) side for psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression and on the (L) side for attention related conditions such as ADD/ADHD.  Also useful for issues which come from subconscious influences. 


GB 13 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the GB & Yang Wei Meridians

GB 13 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



GB 13 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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