GV 18

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 18 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 18" , 強間, is represented by "Qiang Jian" in pinyin and "Unyielding Space" in english and may be found:

Midway between GV 16 and GV 20.


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

  • Regulates the liver and calms wind.
  • Stiff neck, headache.
  • Visual dizziness, blurring of vision.
  • Epilepsy, Insomnia, Manic Depression.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the autonomic nerves, balances internal organs qi, useful for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormone imbalance.  

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