Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Xuanli : Suspended Hair

GB-6 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 6


Meetings:
Meeting of Gall Bladder with Stomach, San Jiao and Large Intestine

Location:
In the temporal region, within the hairline, three quarters of the distance between Touwai St-8 and Qubin GB-7.

Needling:
Transverse insertion 0.5 - 1.5 cun in the direction of symptoms or to connect with other points.

TCM Actions:
Expels wind and clears heat
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • One-sided headache, one-sided headache extending to the outer canthus, pain of the outer canthus, sneezing, tinnitus, swelling and redness of the skin of the face.
  • Febrile disease with absence of sweating, agitation of the Heart with no desire to eat, heat in the middle jiao.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Auriculo-temporal nerve from posterior division of mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V3 mandibular branch of trigeminal


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