Houding GV19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Houding GV19
Houding GV19


Hou: posterior Ding: vertex
Hou ding is posterior to the vertex.
Point: GV19
Chinese Name: 後顶
Name:Hou ding
Pinyin: hòu dǐng
English Name/Meaning: Back Vertex
Han Geul 한글: hu jeong 후정
Romaji: go chō?
Vietnamese:Hậu đính


The point houding GV19 lies 5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5cun directly above the Qiangjian(GV18).


  • Dispels Wind
  • Opens the channel
  • Calms the shen

Indications of houding:

  • Mania-depression, epilepsy, insomnia, dream disturbed sleeping, irritability .
  • Local problems: headache, dizziness, vertigo, heaviness of head.
  • Problems along the pathway of DU channel: nape pain, lower back pain.


Transversely (subcutaneously) 0.5–1 cun.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.