DU 20 – Baihui, Hundred Meetings – Acupuncture point

DU 20 - Baihui, Hundred Meetings - Acupuncture point

Pinyin Name & English Translation

Baihui, Hundred Meetings (Convergence)


TCM Indications:

Vertigo, dizziness

Coma, apoplexy, hemiplegia, aphasia

Manic psychosis, insomnia


Head wind, one-sided headache, pain of the vertex, heaviness of the head, dizziness, wind dizziness, visual dizziness, tinnitus, protruding eyes, blindness, hypertension, hypotension.


Windstroke, hemiplegia, opisthotonos, tetany, loss of consciousness, vomiting of foam, wind epilepsy, lockjaw.


Prolapse of the rectum, prolapse of the uterus.


Agitation and oppression, sensation of heat and oppression of the Heart, fright palpitations, poor memory, lack of mental vigour, disorientation, much crying, sadness and crying with desire to die, mania.


Obstruction of the nose, nasal discharge, nosebleed, inability to taste food and drink.


Redness of the face after consumption of alcohol, heat in the body, malaria.


This point is also indicated in problems with the Fourth Level of Manifestation of the Soul, or the Anahata chakra, concerned with creation, “mind becoming matter” and the ability to turn ideas into actions that have consequences. This manifests in hopelessness, cynicism and inability to see reality as illusion.

The other points in this set are Huiyin Ren-1 or Yinjiao Ren-7 and Huiyang Bl-35 (Yuen, 2005, 3 Spirits & 7 Souls).

In Hindu tantrism this point would be the location of the Sahasrara chakra.

In Tibetan medicine this point is used for Golden Needle Therapy where a 24 carat gold needle is inserted for migraines related to mLung and Bad-Kan and nerve disorders. It is the only point punctured in this fashion in Tibetan medicine.

It may also be treated with burnt cones of edelweiss (Trah-wah) flowers on crushed garlic for vertigo and mLung disorders (Bradley, 2000: Principles of Tibetan Medicine).


Reference notes:
Basic information on location, needle depth, TCM actions and indications is taken from Deadman et al (2001): A Manual of Acupuncture with additional anatomical information researched by reference to Gray’s Anatomy (38th Ed., 1995) unless otherwise referenced. Other sources should be quoted in the text.

Gordana Smith

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