Extra Points of Head

Bailao EX-HN15 : Location, Functions, Indications, Method



English Name/Meaning: Hundred Labors
Chinese Name: 白劳
Chinese Pinyin: Bailao
This point is also known as jingbailao.


Located on the neck, 2cun above GV14(Dazhui), 1cun lateral to the posterior median line.
2 cun superior to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra (C7) and 1 cun lateral to the midline.

Indications and Functions of Bailao :

  • Bailao clears empty heat and benefits lung so is beneficial in cough, asthma, spontaneous sweating, night sweating (pulmonary TB), steaming bone hectic fever.
  • Also transforms phlegm and transports nodules so is beneficial in scrofula.
  • Also good for sweating of the pharynx, cough.
  • Local disorders: stiffness and pain in the neck.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1.0 cun.


Good for Neck rigidity and scrofula


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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