Chengling  GB-18 Acupuncture Point

Chengling GB-18

Chinese: 承灵

Pinyin: Chéng Líng

Location

1.5 cun posterior to Zhengying GB-17 or 4 cun posterior to the anterior hairline

Or 1 cun anterior to Baihui DU-20 and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline. 

How to locate

First locate Baihui DU-20 at the vertex as a reference point. Then locate Chengling GB-18 on the pupil line, 1 cun anterior and lateral to DU-20. 

Main actions

  1. Opens the Mind's Orifice
  2. Subdues Liver Yang
  3. Benefits the nose

Needling

0.3–1.5 cun transversely towards the occiput or the site of the disorder or pain.

Commentary for Chengling GB-18

Chengling GB-18 has a powerful effect on calming the Mind by opening its orifices. Typical manifestations are obsessive thoughts and pensiveness. 

Like almost all Gall Bladder Channel point on the head, it subdues Liver Yang Rising, characterized by headache and dizziness. 

Furthermore, it benefits the nose as well by descending the Rebellious Lung Qi