Jingming BL1 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Jingming is located near the eye and its function is to clear the eye.
Jingming-BL1

Nomenclature:

Jing: eye Ming: Brightness
Jingming is located near the eye and its function is to clear the eye.

Point: BL1
Chinese Name: 睛明
English Name/Meaning: Bright Eyes
Pinyin: jīng míng
Han Geul 한글: jeong myeong 정명
Romaji: sei mei
Vietnamese:Tình minh

Location:

On the face, in the depression slightly superior to the inner canthus.

Functions of Jingming:

  • Disperses wind and cools heat.
  • Brightens eyes.
  • Controls rise of yin and yang to the eyes.

Indication:

Jingming is used for local eye problems like redness, pain, and swelling of the eyes, lacrimation, myopia, blurred vision, dizziness, night blindness, color blindness.

Method:

Keeping the eye closed, the practitioner gently pushes the eyeball to the lateral side. Puncture slowly perpendicularly along the orbital wall for 0.3-0.5 cun. Do not rotate, lift and thrust.

When withdrawing the needle, use a dry cotton ball to press the puncture site to avoid bleeding.

Remarks:

  • Entry point.
  • Meeting point with the du mai, yin qiao mai, yang qiao mai as well as the ST, S.I., G.B. channels.
  • Crossing point of yin qiao vessel.
  • Crossing point of yang qiao vessel.
  • Main point for eye diseases.

Precaution:

When withdrawing the needle, use a dry cotton ball to press the puncture site to avoid bleeding.
Do not apply moxibustion.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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