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  • Writer's pictureRichard Lai

#14 What Acupuncture Students NEED to know about GB-20

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Where is GB-20?

  • Below occiput, midway between DU 16 & GB 12, in the hollow between the origins of the SCM & trapezius

How do you needle it?

  • Oblique inferior in the direction of the channel 1 to 1.5 cun

  • Directed towards the tip of the nose, contralateral eyeball, or yin tang 0.5 to 1 cun

  • Through needle to CL GB 20 2 to 3 cun


  • Eliminates wind & benefits the head/eyes

  • Clears the sense organs

  • Activates the channel & alleviates pain

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