Lingtai GV10: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution

Lingtai GV10
Lingtai GV10


Ling : Spirit Tai : platform
Lingtai lies below Shendao (GV11) and Xinshu (BL15) and is therefore liken to a platform for the heart spirit.
Point: GV10
Chinese Name: 灵台
Pinyin: líng tái
English Name/Meaning:Spirit Platform
Han Geul 한글: yeong dae 영대
Romaji: rei dai(?)
Vietnamese:Linh đài


Below the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level with the inferior angle of the scapula.


  • Clears blood heat and toxicity.
  • Opens lungs and supresses cough.
  • Clears channel and invigorates collateral.
  • Calm “shen.


  • Good for boils and carbuncles.
  • Respiratory disorders: cough, asthma and other chronic respiratory disorders.
  • Neck pain, back rigidity, back pain, stiffness and pain at nape of the back.
  • Insomnia, poor memory.


Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1 cun.


Deep insertion should be avoided. The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.

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.