GB 20 Acupuncture Point(Fengchi) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for headache, dizziness, cold, sinusitis, epistaxis, swelling and pain of eye, epiphora with wind, night blindness, tinnitus, deafness, stiff neck pain, urticaria, erysipelas, neurasthenia, epilepsy, hypertension, goiter , Electric ophthalmia, optic atrophy etc,puncture 0.8 to 1.2 cun.
GB 20 Acupuncture Point Location
In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius, level with GV 16.
What is the meaning of Fengchi
Fengchi:”Feng”,refers to the substance of this point is wind-qi of the heaven. “Chi”,pool,refers to the substance of this points is rich in dampness. The name of “Fengchi” means that the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian are transformed into hot yang-qi here. The substance of this point is the dampness-qi from GB 19(Naokong) point. After reaching this point, the dampness-qi due to external heat expands and transforms into hot yang-qi, and transport to various part of head and neck, hence the name.
GB 20 Acupuncture Point Usage
- Head and face syndromes such as headache, dizziness,swelling and pain of eye,Sinusitis, tinnitus;
- Mental diseases such as stroke, insomnia, epilepsy, etc.;
- Stiff neck pain.
Clinical:Hypertension, cerebral arteriosclerosis, neurasthenia, epilepsy, colds, optic atrophy, rhinitis, cervical spondylosis, etc.
GB 20 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Knead GB 20(Fengchi) with the pad of your thumb, and combined with Hegu and temples together. Knead each point for 3 to 5 minutes until feel local soreness, which can effectively treat dizziness and headache.
Gua Sha Therapy
Scrape GB 20(Fengchi) point from top to bottom, combined with Tianzhu and Jianjing point, which can treat stiff neck pain.
Moxibustion on GB 20(Fengchi), Xuehai, Jingming, and Tongziliao acupoints for 5 to 10 minutes,Which can effectively relieve epiphora with wind.
Compatibility of GB 20 Acupoints
Combined with HeGu and Sizhukong point to relieve and treat migraine;
Combined with Baihui, Taichong, Shuigou, Zusanli, and Shixuan point to relieve and treat stroke;
Combined with Naohu, Yuzhen, Fengfu, and Shangxing point to relieve and treat eye pain;