GV 23 Acupuncture Point - Shang Xing - Governing Vessel Meridian
- Chinese Name Shang Xing
English Name Upper Star
Location: 1 cun posterior to the AHL and .5 cun posterior to GV 24.
Precautions: No Needle and No Moxa in Infants with Metopism.
- Point Associations:
- Actions & Effects:
- Main point for nose problems, nasal congestion, rhinitis, nasal polyps, sinus headache.
- Eye/Vision issues - shortsightedness, visual dizziness, painful/red eyes.
- Facial swelling.
- Psychological issues, primarily with wind derived mania symptoms from a TCM perspective.
Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for face and cervical issues, useful for sinus congestion, eye issues, and neck pain/cervical disc issues.
Governing Vessel Meridian Points (28):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Sources and More Information
The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are listed within the right side bar.
Listed in our conditions treated section under »