Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Kouheliao : Mouth Grain Crevice

LI-19 : Hand Yangming Large Intestine 19


Location:
Below the margin of the nostril, 0.5 cun lateral to Renzhong DU-26

Needling:
Oblique insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

Warning:
According to some texts this point in contraindicated to moxibustion


TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind and opens the nasal passages

TCM Indications:
  • Nasal congestion and discharge, loss of sense of smell, nasal sores, nasal polyps, rhinitis with nosebleed.
  • Lockjaw, deviation of the mouth, loss of consciousness.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Branches of the infraorbital nerve, from maxillary branch of trigeminal (CN V2)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V2 maxillary branch of trigeminal

    Notes:
    In ayurvedic medicine:
    Sringataka marma point
    Size: 4 angula (cun)
    Structure: Blood vessels
    Effect of Injury: Fatal (sadhyapranahar marma)
    (Harish Johari, 1996, Ayurvedic Massage, Sanatan Society; Anupama Bhattacharya, Marma Shastra)


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