GB 18

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 18 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 18" , 承靈, is represented by "Cheng Ling" in pinyin and "Spirit Support" in english and may be found:

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).


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local Point.

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 7 (Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important p…) and UB 8 (Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion,…) are nearby.

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