Xinhui (GV-22/囟會 ) : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Method, Precaution



Xin: frontanel Hui: Closing
Xinhui is located where the anterior frontanel closes.

English name/meaning : Fontanelle Meeting
Chinese name: 囟會
Chinese pinyin : xìn huì
Korean name: sin hoe 신회
Japanese name: shin e(?)
Vietnamese name: Tín hội


Xinhui is located in the midline, 2 cu above the anterior hairline. OR 3 cun anterior to DU20/Baihui.


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


  • This point dispels wind and calms the shen, so is used for various mental illness line anxiety, depression, epilepsy, infantile convulsion
  • Local disorders like headache, migraine, heaviness of head, poor concentration, poor memory, stiff neck, cloudy mind
  • Raises yang qi so, is useful for lethargy.
  • Also used in headache due to excess drinking of alcohol.


Be careful while needling in infants.


Do 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.