GV 22

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 22 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 22" , 囟會, is represented by "Xin Hui" in pinyin and "Fontanel Meeting" in english and may be found:

1 cun posterior to GV 23.


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

  • Nasal issues - congestion, olfactory problems (i.e. distinguishing smells), nosebleed, polyps.
  • Headaches, primarily from wind in the Chinese Medicine sense of the term, dizziness, vertigo.
  • Psychological issues, particularly related to fear a/or fright, panic attacks, palpitations.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect brain and scalp issues, useful for brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, lou gehrig's. Also helpful for improving focus in children (ADD/ADHD).  

GV 22 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)
No needling in infants with metopism

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 6 (Local point generally for headaches and vision is…) are nearby.

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