GV 19

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 19 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 19" , 後頂, is represented by "Hou Ding" in pinyin and "Behind the Vertex" in english and may be found:

Midway between GV 18 and GV 20.


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

  • Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, neck pain, aversion to wind.
  • Insomnia, psychological issues primarily with manic symptoms, epilepsy.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to stimulate the sensory cortex (sensations from skin, muscles, and sensory organs), useful for any sensory issue, stimulation also useful for improving qi sensations within treatments, qi gong, etc.  

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