Governor vessel

Shenting (GV-24/神庭 ) : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Method, Precautions

Shenting-GV 24
Shenting-GV 24


Shen: mind ting: vestibule
The brain is the mansion of the mind. Shen here means brain. Shenting is on the forehead, like the vestibule of the brain.
English name/meaning : Spirit Courtyard
Chinese name: 神庭
Chinese pinyin : shén tíng
Korean name: sin jeong 신정
Japanese name: shin tei
Vietnamese name: Thần đình


Shenting is located in the midline, 1 cu above the anterior hairline. OR 4 cun anterior to DU20/Baihui.


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

Indications of Shenting:

  • Calms shen so is used for various mental ilness line anxiety, depression, epilepsy, infantile convulsion.
  • Calms the Liver. Subdues Wind.
  • Benefits eyes and nose so us useful in Eye pain, redness and swelling, Rhinitis, sinusitis
  • Local disorders like headache, neuralgia, migraine, frontal headache, migraine, headache due to wind.


  • Meeting point with the BL and ST channels.
  • One of the major points for calming the shen.
  • This point in combination with GB13 is beneficial in fears and severe anxiety as illustrated by Maciocia.


General Precautions.


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.