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Location Guides:

: Qiuhou : Behind the Ball

Ex-HN-7 : Extra Head/Neck 7


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

Needling:
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.

Warning:
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

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

    Notes:
    Modern addition to the extra points.


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