Baihui is also named 百会, GV20, 百會

Baihui(GV20,百会) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Governor Vessel. It is the crossing point of Governor Vessel with the BL, GB, TE and LR meridians( BL meridian: Taiyang Bladder Meridian of Foot ; GB meridian: Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot ; TE meiridian: Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand ; LR meridian: Jueyin Liver Meridian of Foot).


At the vertex of the head, 5 cun posterior to the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 7 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, or directly above the apex of the auricles on the midline of the head.


  • ①Dementia, apoplexy, aphasia, clonic convulsions, insomnia, amnesia, insanity, epilepsy, hysteria, mental diseases;
  • ②head-wind, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, and other diseases associated with kidney prolapse.


Transverse insertion 0.5-0.8 cun, forwards or backwards. Moxibustion is applicable to raise yang and lift prolapsed zang-fu organs.