Naokong GB19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Naokong is lateral to the occipital bone and internally related to the brain, good for mental disorders.
Naokong-GB19

Nomenclature:

Nao: brain Kong: cavity
Naokong is lateral to the occipital bone and internally related to the brain, good for mental disorders.
Point: GB19
Chinese Name: 脑空
Name: Naokong
English Name/Meaning: Brain Hollow
Pinyin: nǎo kōng
Han Geul 한글: noe gong 뇌공
Romaji: nō kū
Vietnamese: Não không

Location:

On the head and on the level of the upper border of external occipital protuberance or Naohu (DU17), 2.25 cun lateral to the midline.

Functions of Naokong:

  • Subdues liver yang.
  • Stimulates brain and clears senses.
  • Benefits the eyes, ears, and nose.

Indications:

  • Head disorders: Temporal headache, dizziness, blurred vision.
  • Pain, swelling, redness of the eyes. Pain in the nose and ears. Nasal congestion, Nosebleed.
  • Mental disorders: Manic-depressive behaviour, fear, palpitation, epilepsy.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of gallbladder and yangwei vessel.

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.