Points Database

Location Guides:

: Sibai : Four Whites

St-2 : Foot Yangming Stomach 2

Classifications:
Homeostatic point 19 (Ma, Ma & Cho, 2005, Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management)

Location:
With the eyes looking directly forwards, this point is located 1 cun directly below the pupil, in the depression at the infraorbital foramen

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.2 - 0.4 cun Transverse insertion to join with such points and Quanliao S.I.-18, Yingxiang L.I.-20, etc. Oblique insertion supero-laterally, along the infraorbital foramen 0.3 - 0.5 cun

Warning:
According to several classical texts this point is contraindicated to moxibustion


TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind, clears heat and benefits the eyes

TCM Indications:
  • Redness and pain of the eyes, superficial visual obstruction, dimness of vision, visual dizziness, itching eyes, excessive lacrimation, deviation of the mouth and eye, twitching of the eyelids, headache.
  • Round worms in the bile duct.

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

    Notes:
    This point would also be on the upper trajectory of the Chong mai in Jeffrey Yuen's descriptions (Yuen, 2005, The Extraordinary Vessels).


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