The acupuncture point "GV 23" , 上星, is represented by "Shang Xing" in pinyin and "Upper Star" in english and may be found:
1 cun posterior to the AHL and .5 cun posterior to GV 24.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
GV 23 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
No needling in infants with metopism
Gv 23 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 5 (Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilep…) are nearby.