Governing Vessel 15, Abbreviated as GV 15, also known as DU 15, Transliterated Yamen in Chinese, Mutism Gate in English.
GV 15 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back of the neck, 0.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, below the spinous process of the 1st cervical vertebra.
GV 15 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Lack of Vitality caused by emotional disturbance
- Deafness and mute
- Apoplexy, stiffness of the tongue and aphasia, sudden hoarseness of voice
- Occipital headache, neck rigidity
GV 15 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Dispels Wind, treats loss of voice, benefits the tongue, neck and head.
Crossing point of the Du and Yang Wei Vessels
Window of the Sky point