Names Of Ya Men

GV 15 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Mute's Gate
  • Pinyin Name: Ya Men
  • Chinese Character: 啞門
Meridian Information

Where Is GV 15 ?

GV 15 Location

  • .5 cun above the midpoint of the PHL in a depression below the spinous process of C1.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is GV 15 Used For?

GV 15 Clinical Usages

  • Opens the orifices refers to the mouth, throat and tongue, for throat swelling, hoarseness, post-stroke speech disorders, important point for muteness due to tongue stiffness or vocal cord disorders.
  • Epilepsy, stroke, manic depression, loss of consciousness.
  • Occipital headaches, especially with neck stiffness, upper cervical pain and restricted neck rotation, heaviness of head - GV 15 lies over the space between C1 and C2, and can help release the suboccipital musculature which compresses the atlanto-occipital joint.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to stimulate the medulla and limbic system, useful for emotional issues.  

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