Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Kouheliao : Mouth Grain Crevice

LI-19 : Hand Yangming Large Intestine 19

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

Oblique insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

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.

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

    Avicenna describes venesection at this point in his treatise On Venesection:

    "The labial veins are four, two for each lip. Their venesection is beneficial in cases of mouth sores, stomatitis, and painful, swollen and receding gums, as well as haemorrhoids and their cracks." (Aspects of Treatment According to General Diseases, 21st section in Abu-Asab, Amri & Micozzi, 2013, Avicenna's Medicine)


    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, n.d. Marma Shastra)

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