GB 18 Acupuncture Point(Chengling) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for headache, dizziness, sinusitis, epistaxis, tinnitus, stiff neck etc. puncture 0.3-0.5 cun.
GB 18 Acupuncture Point Location
On the head, 5 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 17).
What is the meaning of Chengling
ChengLing:”Cheng”,receive.”Ling”, the gods,refers to the Qi of the heaven. The name of “Chengling” means that the cold dampness-qi of the heaven above the head flows into the Gallbladder Meridian. The substance of this point is the yang-qi of the heaven from GB 17(Zhengying) point. After reaching this point, The qi dissipates heat and absorbs moisture and cools down. The cold dampness-qi of the heaven above the head also flows into the point that receive it,hence the name.
GB 18 Acupuncture Point Usage
Headache, dizziness, sinusitis, epistaxis, tinnitus, stiff neck etc.
Clinical:Vascular (nervous) headache, rhinitis, etc.
GB 18 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Use the middle finger to knead and press GB 18(Chengling) point, make circular exercises for 1 to 3 minutes each time, which can dredge facial meridians, prevent from rhinitis, colds, and treat facial spasms if long-term massage it;
GB 18 Point Compatibility
Combined with Taichong, Baihui point to stiff pain of head;
Combined with Fengchi, Yingxiang, Hegu point to treat epistaxis;
Combined with Fengchi, Baihui, Hegu, and Temple to totreat headaches.