Feng Chi – (GB-20)

  • English translation: Wind Pond

International identity number: GB 20, Gall Bladder 20,

Point Associations:

  • Meeting point of the Gall Bladder and San Jiao channels with the Yang Motility and Yang Linking vessels


  • In the depression between the origins of m. sternocleidomastoideus and m. trapezius, on the same level with Feng fu (Du 16) below the occiput.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun. or through needling to Neiguan (P 6).


  • Eliminates interior and exterior Wind
  • Subdues Liver Yang
  • Brightens the eyes
  • Benefits the ears
  • Clears Heat
  • Clears the brain
  • Benefits the head
  • Clears the sense organs
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Feng Chi (GB 20) because of its location, is an essential point for treating all disharmony between the body and head, all issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).

Feng Chi (GB 20) translation of Wind Pool goes some eway to describe its function of eliminating Wind, both interior and exterior with symptoms such as  (Exterior Wind) – fever/chills, stiff neck, (Internal Wind) – paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.

It is a primary point when treating Headache, especially occipital and headaches located along the channel of the Gall Bladder.

I find this point especially useful when treating pain, weakness, stiffness conditions of the neck, shoulders, upper back.

Feng Chi (GB 20) is indicated in many texts for treating hypertension, especially due to Liver Yang Rising.

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.