These are the benefits of applying acupressure to the Governor Vessel 20: Increases mental alertness, concentration and balances the mind. Oriental medicine views physical and meridian balance an important aspect of mental and emotional health. Acupressure points that strengthen the internal organs and promotes circulation through the vessels and meridians help maintain mental and emotional balance. To locate the Governor Vessel 20, place your thumbs on the top of each ear, stretch the middle fingers out to meet at the top of the head. This point location should be felt as a small depression in the scalp and may feel slightly tender. Apply gentle acupressure perpendicularly into the scalp using the middle or index finger. You can also use a circular motion to message the Governor Vessel 20.
Do not overstimulate this point if suffering from high blood pressure.