Wangu GB12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Wangu GB12 is on the lower margin, in depression just posterior and inferior to mastoid process of the temporal bone, behind the ear.
Wangu-GB12

Nomenclature:

Wangu: Mastoid process
Wangu is on the lower margin of the mastoid process of the temporal bone, behind the ear.
Point: GtB-12
Chinese Name: 完骨
English Name/Meaning: Mastoid Process
Pinyin: wán gǔ
Han Geul 한글: wan gol 완골
Romaji: kan kotsu
Vietnamese: Hoàn cốt

Location:

In depression just posterior and inferior to mastoid process.

Functions of Wangu GB12:

  • Subdues liver yang in head.
  • Dissipates interior wind.
  • Quiets the spirit.

Indications:

  • Headache, dizziness, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.
  • Insomnia due to excess heat.
  • Local problems: Headache, stiffness and pain in the neck, swelling of the cheek.

Method:

Oblique inferior insertion 0.5-1 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of bladder and gallbladder.

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.

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