Application #1: GV-23 & GV-24 Copy

Lesson
Materials

GV-23

Point Name: 上星 (shàng xīng) “Upper Star”

Meridian: Governing Vessel

Polarity: Yang

Location
On the mid line of the head, 1 cun above the midpoint of the anterior natural hairline at the forehead.

Local Anatomy: 1 cun within the anterior hairline, 4 cun anterior to GV-20, on the midline. At the border between the left and right frontalis muscles.

Vasculature: The branches of the frontal artery and vein, and the branches of the superficial temporal artery and vein.

Innervation: The branch of the frontal nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • Disrupt Energy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Forbidden Point
Attack Method: Subcutaneously 0.3 – 0.5 inch, or prick to bleed. Slanted insertion, 0.5 – 1 inch. Angle is 15°.

Description
Comparable to GV-22 except that more energy may be drained.

GV-24

Point Name: 神庭 (shén tíng) “Spirit Courtyard”

Meridian: Governing Vessel

Polarity: Yang

Location
On the mid line of the head, 0.5 cun above the mid point of the natural, anterior hairline.

Local Anatomy: On the midsagittal line of the head, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline.

Vasculature: The branch of the frontal artery and vein.

Innervation: The branch of ‘the frontal nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • 36 Vital Point
  • 108 Vital Point
  • Attack Nervous System
  • Fight Ender
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Forbidden Point
  • Intersection Point of the Stomach Meridian
  • Intersection Point of the Bladder Meridian
Attack Method: Perpendicularly 0.3 – 0.5 inch, or prick to bleed. Slanted insertion, 0.5 – 0.8 inch. Angle is 15°.

Description
This point may permanently harm the brain if struck hard enough.

The point is fairly well protected by surrounding bone and tissue.