GV 17

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 17 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 17" , 腦戶, is represented by "Nao Hu" in pinyin and "Brain's Door" in english and may be found:

Midway between GV 16 and GV 18.


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

  • Neck/Cervical issues, pain a/or stiffness of the neck, heaviness of the head, headache, dizziness.
  • Epilepsy, mania, lockjaw, loss of voice.
  • Eye pain, excessive lacrimation.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the medulla functions (heart, lung, blood vessel issues), useful for palpitations, asthma/shortness of breath, multiple sclerosis, lou gehrig's, muscular dystrophy.  


Gv 17 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersecting point of the Governing Vessel & Urinary Bladder Channels

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

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