GV 16 Acupuncture Point

Governing Vessel 16, Abbreviated as GV 16, also known as DU 16, Transliterated Fengfu in Chinese, Wind Palace in English.

GV 16 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back of the neck, 1.0 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between muscle trapezius of both sides.

GV 16 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Post-apoplexy aphasia, hemiplegia, manic psychosis
  • Neck pain and rigidity, vertigo, sore throat

GV 16 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Dispels Wind, calms the Shen, clears the head, benefits the head and neck.


Crossing point of the Du and Yang Wei Vessels
Window of the Sky point
Sea of Marrow point