Huagai CV20: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Huagai-CV20
Huagai-CV20

Nomenclature:

Hua: magnificent Gai: umbrella
Huagai refers to the emperor’s umbrella. The location of the point corresponds to the lung, which lies above the heart and like an umbrella over it.
Point: CV20
Chinese Name:华盖
Name:Huagai
Pinyin: huá gài
English Name/Meaning: Splendid Cover
Han Geul 한글:hwa gae 화개
Romaji: ko gai?
Vietnamese:Hoa cái

Location:

On the midline of the sternum, in a depression level with first intercostal space

Functions:

  • Relaxes the chest and diagram.
  • Unbinds the chest
  • Regulates and descends the Qi

Indication:

Pain and fullness in the chest and intercostal region, asthma, cough, sore throat, swollen and pain of throat, plum pit.

Method:

Transverse insertion directed superiorly or inferiorly along the channel, 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remark:

Moxibustion applicable.

 

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.