( G.B.-16 Window of the Eye MUCHUANG - Acupuncture Points ) 1.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline, on the pupil line or 2.25 cun lateral to the midline (midway between ➞Du-24 and ➞ST-8).
How to find
Locate the anterior hairline (➞ 3.1.1, with hairloss: when the patient frowns, the anterior hairline is marked by the border between the creased forehead and the smooth skin above). With the patient looking straight ahead, G.B.-16 is located 1.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline, on a vertical line through the centre of the pupil. This line is located 2.25 cun lateral to the midline (this corresponds to the midpoint of the distance between ➞Du-24 and ➞ST-8). For further orientation: The distance between the anterior hairline and ➞Du-20 (at the junction of the vertical midline and a line connecting the apices of the ears) is 5 cun. ➞ G.B.-16 is located 3.5 cun anterior to ➞ Du-20, on the curved line connecting ➞ G.B.-15 and ➞ G.B.-20.
➞ G.B.-15 is located on the same vertical line, but 0.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline.
0.3–1.5 cun transversely (subcutaneously) towards the occiput or the site of the disorder/pain.
● Expels pathogenic factors (especially Wind) from the head and eyes
● Opens the luo-connecting vessels
Meeting point with the yang wei mai
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