GV 15 Acupuncture Point

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
  • Epistaxis

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