ST-8 Head’s Binding TOUWEI - Acupuncture Points

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Location
ST-8 Head’s Binding TOUWEI - Acupuncture Points ) At the temporal corner of the forehead, on the border of the temporalis muscle and 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline or 4.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline (➞ Du-24).
How to find
First, find the anterior hairline (➞ 3.1.1). Then locate ST-8 at the temporal corner of the forehead 0.5 cun within the hairline. Chewing movements of the temporalis muscle will still be palpable here.
Also located 0.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline are ➞Du-24/BL-3/BL-4/G.B.-15/G.B.-13 (anterior midline/superior to the inner canthus of the eye/1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline/ 3 cun lateral to the anterior midline). These distances refer to the distance between ➞Du-24 and ST-8 (4.5 cun, ➞2.2). ST-8 and ➞G.B.-7 (a depression on the level of the apex of the ear, within the temporal hairline) mark the endpoints of a curved line, on which ST-8 and ➞ G.B.-4–7 are located at regular intervals (by dividing the line into five parts).
Needling
0.5–1 cun transversely (subcutaneously) or obliquely in the direction of the disorder. Moxibustion possible (contraindicated according to some classical texts).
Actions/Indications
● Eliminates Wind from the head and eyes, benefits the eyes, alleviates pain
Special features
Meeting point with the yang wei mai and the G.B. channel. Important local point for headaches and disorders of the eyes.

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