This point is under the prominence of the 7th cervical vertebra, the largest of the region.
On the midline, below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra (C7).
How to find
First, identify C7: Place 2 fingers on the spinous processes believed to belong to C6 and C7 and ask the patient to flex and extend their head. In a fully functional spine and with correct finger placement, C6 will glide anteriorly with neck extension, while C7 will remain fixed. However, if the vertebra below the upper finger does not move with neck extension, the fingers will most probably have been placed on C7 and T1. Locate GV-14 below the spinous process of C7.
Located on the same level are Ex-B-1 (dingchuan)/ S.I.-15/Ex-B (jiehexue) (0.5/2/3.5 cun lateral to GV-14).
- Clears Wind, firms and regulates the surface, dispels patho- genic factors
- Clears Heat
- Calms (internal) Wind and the shen
- Strengthens Qi and Yang in deficiency conditions
- Benefits the spine, especially the cervical spine
Meeting point with all Yang channels, Sea of Qi point.