Theory

GB 20 - Acupuncture Point - Feng Chi


GB 20 Names

  • English Name: Wind Pool
  • Pinyin Name: Feng Chi
  • Chinese Character: 風池

Location

  • In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius, level with GV 16
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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GB 20 Clinical Uses

  • Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.
  • All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).
  • Headache, especially occipital.
  • Eye issues.
  • Issues of the neck, shoulders a/or upper back - pain, weakness, stiffness.
  • Hypertension, especially with LV Yang Rising.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used most often in conjunction with the huatuo points of C1 and C2 to open the spinal cord, generally used to relieve neck tension. 


GB 20 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the GB, TH, Yang Qiao & Yang Wei Meridians

GB 20 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 20 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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