Governor vessel

Qianding (GV-21/前頂) : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Method, Precaution



Qian: Front Ding: Vertex
Qianding is in front of the vertex
English name/meaning : Front Vertex
Chinese name: 前頂
Chinese pinyin : qián dǐng
Korean name: jeon jeong 전정
Japanese name: zen chō?
Vietnamese name: Tiền đính

Location of Qianding:

This point is located in the midline, 3.5 cun above the anterior hairline. OR 1.5cun anterior to DU20/Baihui.


Insert transversely 0.5 cun t0 1 cun. Moxibstion can be done.


  • This point calms “SHEN” so is used for various mental ilness line anxiety, depression, epilepsy, infantile convulsion.
  • Used in various eyes and nose problems.
  • Local disorders like headache, migraine, heaviness of head, poor concentration, poor memory, stiff neck, cloudy mind


Be careful while needling in children.


This point should not be needled in infants whose fontanelle has not yet closed.


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.