GB 19

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 19 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 19" , 腦空, is represented by "Nao Kong" in pinyin and "Brain Hollow" in english and may be found:

On the head and level with the upper border of the external occipital protruberance or GV 17, 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (directly above GB 20, level with GV 17).


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

  • Local Point.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the visual cortex. Useful for muscle/coordination problems with the eyes from conditions such as MS, Parkinson's, etc.

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 9 (Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and f…) are nearby.

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