Shangxing DU-23

Chinese: 上星

Pinyin: Shàng Xīng


On the head midline, 1 cun within anterior to the front hairline, 4 cun anterior to Baihui DU-20

How to locate

First locate the midpoint of the anterior hairline, measure 1 cun in a superior direction and locate Shangxing DU-23. 

Main actions

Benefits the nose and eyes


0.3–0.5 cun transversely. 

Commentary for Shangxing DU-23

Shangxing DU-23 is mostly applied to treat chronic nose disorder like sinusitis or allergic rhinitis by opening the nose and removing Dampness from the nose and sinuses. Therefore, it is effective in solving blocked or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, nasal polyps, sneezing or bloody nose. 

On the other hand, it also benefits the eyes, thus treats blurred vision, eye pain and myopia.