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Quanliao SI18 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Quanliao SI18 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Quanliao SI18 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
December 09
17:13 2018
Quanliao-SI18

Quanliao-SI18

Nomenclature:

Quan: Zygoma       Liao: foramen
The point, quanliao is on the raphe of the zygomatic bone.

Point: SI-18
Chinese Name: 顴髎
English Name/Meaning: Cheek Bone Crevice
Pinyin: quán liáo
Han Geul 한글: gwal lyo 관료
Romaji: kan ryō
Vietnamese: Quyền liêu

Location:

On the face, directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of the zygomatic bone.

Indications of Quanliao:

  • Good for deviation of the mouth and eye, twitching of the eyelids, facial pain toothache, and swelling in the cheeks.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Method:

  • Transverse insertion joined to points such as ST-4, ST-7, LI-20, ST-6 etc.
  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 0.7 cun.

Precaution:

  • Apply pressure after acupuncture to prevent bruising.
  • Contraindicated for Moxibustion.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容        SI19-Tinggong-听宫

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