Acupuncture is a large part of Chinese medicine. It has been utilized for many different health conditions for over 3,000 years. Through clinical experience and observation, acupuncture was developed and refined. According to the Chinese medical classics, there are 365 acupuncture points that lie along channels or vessels that run throughout the body. Each acupuncture point has different functions and indications. One acupuncture point that is commonly used is bai hui, Du 20, or hundred convergences.
Bai hui is a commonly acupuncture point used daily especially here in the West. The location of bai hui is on the midline of the head, directly above the apexes of the two ears. It is approximately seven inches directly above the posterior hairline.
The functions and indications for bai hui are numerous. Here are some of the Chinese medical functions of bai hui:
- To clear interior wind
- nourish yang
- strengthen the ascending function of the spleen
- clear the mind
- lift the spirit
- promote resuscitation
Here are some of the western medical conditions that bai hui is useful for:
- nasal obstruction
- aphasia by apoplexy
- mental disorders
- rectal prolapse
In our clinic at Master Lu’s Health Center, we will use this acupuncture point for people who may be suffering from stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Bai hui is a wonderful acupuncture point that will calm the mind. In our stressful society, it is important for us to learn how to manage our stress and to calm our minds.
We will also include this point for the treatment of drugs and alcohol. It all is tied together with stress and depression. Bai hui will help cope with the emotional struggles that come with addictions.
Bai hui will also help you In Chinese medicine school, there were students who would have bai hui needled so they can do better with their studies.
Bai hui is a very useful acupuncture point and will help you to feel more calm and reduce your stress.
If you are feeling stress or need just to relax give us a call today for acupuncture and we will help you feel better.