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.