( S.I.-18 Cheekbone Crevice QUANLIAO - Acupuncture Points ) At the intersection of a vertical line through the outer canthus of the eye with the lower border of the zygomatic bone, on the anterior border of the masseter muscle.
How to find
Draw an imaginary vertical line from the outer canthus of the eye to the lower border of the zygomatic bone. S.I.-18 is located in a depression on the anterior border of the masseter muscle,
approximately on the level of the lateral border of the ala nasi (➞ L.I.-20). By making chewing movements, the anterior border of the masseter muscle becomes easily palpable.
0.3–0.5 cun vertically or 1–1.5 cun transversely (subcutaneously) in the direction of ➞ST-4, ➞ST-7 and ➞L.I.-20. According to some texts, moxibustion is contraindicated.
● Eliminates Wind, alleviates pain, clears Heat, reduces swellings
Meeting point with the Triple Burner channel. Important local point for disorders of the face (caused by internal or external Wind).
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