Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Qiuhou : Behind the Ball

Ex-HN-7 : Extra Head/Neck 7

Along the inferior border of the orbit, at the junction of the lateral one quarter and medial three quarters of the infraorbital margin.

Ask the patient to close their eyes and look upwards. Use a finger to push the eyeball upwards and insert the needle, first slightly inferiorly, then perpendicularly, between the eyeball and the inferior wall of the orbit, 0.5 - 1 cun.

The needle should be inserted slowly wihtout lifitng, thrusting or rotating. Immediately on withdrawal of the needle, press firmly with a cotton wool ball for about a minute to prevent haematoma. This needling method should never be attempted by someone without appropriate clinical supervision.

TCM Actions:
Benefits the eyes

TCM Indications:
  • All eye diseases

    Superficial Innervation: Ophthalamic branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V1)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V1 ophthalamic branch of trigeminal

    Modern addition to the extra points.

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