5 points to clear brain fog

Fog Head :)Better focus using acupressure points

Brain fog, fuzzy mind, tired in the head – all of these symptoms can be relieved with acupressure. Chinese medicine offers us many acupoints that “clear the mind.”

5 Acupoints to Clear the Mind

1. Du (Governing Vessel) 20
2. Four Extra points Si Chen Cong

These five acupressure points are easy to use and offer immediate relief from brain fog. First, I will show you how to locate them, and then I will explain how to use Meridian Massage to get the best results.

How to locate Du 20

Du 20 is on the center line of the head, even with the tips of the ears. Refer to the images below:

Reference lines to locate Du 20

Step 1 – feel these reference lines on the head.

Now that you have the reference lines figured out, locate Du 20:
Du 20

Si Shen Cong

Si Shen Cong is actually a set of four points surrounding Du 20. (Extra points are not located on meridians.) Si Shen Cong means “Four-Alert Spirit.” (A Manual of Acupuncture, Deadman et. al.)

Each point is 1 cun (an inch) from the sides, front and back of Du 20. Refer to the image below:

Si-Shen-CongMassage to clear brain fog

Apply gentle, yet firm pressure, to each of these points. I like to add tiny circular movements by keeping my contact steady while making little “micro circles.” Explore each point, breathe, explore and allow the energy (Qi) to flow.

If you are massaging these points on another person, add in a little foot massage at the end to balance the flow of Qi from head to foot.

About The Author

Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Joanne

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    This is very interesting. I will use this on my husband who has dementia.
    Will use on myself as well. Thank you

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 5, 2017

      Wonderful – please let us know how it goes!

    • Mahendra Singh Bisht

      Reply Reply December 21, 2017

      How to avoid unwanted thoughts from mind by accupressure points.

  • Flutter

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Do you keep contact with Du 20 centerpoint while micro-massaging the other points?

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 5, 2017

      You can try that – I usually work one or two points at a time. Experiment, notice the results and make adjustments according to the person you are working with. The guideline to follow is to make contact, sink in, little movements, notice the response from your client and then adjust as needed in the moment.

      The more you practice, the clearer it all gets.

  • Susan Miller

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017


    Thank you for sharing! This will help me so much – it has already made a difference!

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 5, 2017

      Yay – I’m glad the points are helping!

  • Adeha

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Very helpful to know, Cindy, and also easy to remember!
    Thank you!

  • Caryl Shaul

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Thanks, Cindy, for more of your great info!

  • Jill

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Many thanks once again Cindy…really helpful during study!!


    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Thank you! I did it on my husband, an exhausted school teacher and myself, currently suffering from a concussion and whiplash injury.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 6, 2017

      Yay! These are the perfect points – and add in a little foot massage for even better results. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bor J Wu

    Reply Reply October 5, 2017

    Cindy: You are awesome!!! thanks.

  • Rajeswari

    Reply Reply October 7, 2017

    Can this point help us as preventive paralysis? Thanks Cindy for your great help

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 10, 2017


      I am not aware of using these points to prevent paralysis.

  • ana

    Reply Reply October 9, 2017

    gracias, muy interesante

  • Josephine

    Reply Reply October 9, 2017

    Thanks for sharing. I would try this with my sister who suffers from brain fog.

  • Renee winchester

    Reply Reply October 14, 2017

    Mahalo will use this daily

  • Meeta

    Reply Reply January 8, 2018

    Dear Cindy love your posts. These points are used in Ayurvedic massage as well. I always have pain in this area. Any reason for that?

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply January 8, 2018

      Hi Meeta,
      That is an interesting connection with Ayurvedic massage, thanks!

      Points have many uses. There is almost always a local action, for instance moving Qi in that area, which helps to relieve pain. Points also have a wider, systemic action, in this case, helping to clear the mind.

  • Pillai

    Reply Reply January 8, 2018

    I have brain fog .what to do

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply January 8, 2018

      Hi Pillai,

      I would try these points and consult with a local Meridian Massage Practitioner and/or Acupuncturist.

  • Nosheen

    Reply Reply January 8, 2018

    Hello Cindy,
    please tell me what time should i do this massage and how long daily?
    thank you.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply January 9, 2018

      Hi Nosheen,
      There is no specific time of day or night. Experiment, notice your experience and make adjustments based on your experience.

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