This point is like a door on the occipital region for the Qi of the meridian flowing into the brain.
In a depression superior to the external occipital protuberance, approximately 2.5 cun superior to the posterior hairline or 1.5 cun superior to GV-16.
How to find
First, locate the external occipital protuberance, which forms a hump-shaped projection on the posterior surface of the occipital bone. Next, locate GV-17 on the posterior midline, in a depression directly superior to the protuberance. This corresponds to a distance of approximately 2.5 cun superior to the posterior hairline.
GV-16 is located directly inferior to the protuberance, whereas BL-9 is located 1.3 cun lateral to GV-17.
- Dispels Wind
- Opens the channel
- Benefits the eyes
- Calms the shen
Meeting point with the BL channel