Quchai BL4: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Quchai BL4 lies 0.5 cun direclty above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5  cun lateral to the midline, at the junction of the medial third and lateral two-thirds of the distance from Shenting (GV24) to Touwei (ST8).
Quchai-BL4

Nomenclature:

Qu: crooked Cha: unevenness
The meridian runs crooked laterally from Meichong (BL3) and then runs posteriorily from Qucha. It is marked by unevenness.
Point: BL4
Chinese Name: 曲差
Name: Quchai
English Name/Meaning: Crooked Curve
Pinyin: qǔ chā
Han Geul 한글: gok cha 곡차
Romaji: kyo kusa?
Vietnamese:Khúc sai

Location of Quchai:

0.5 cun direclty above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the junction of the medial third and lateral two-thirds of the distance from Shenting (GV24) to Touwei (ST8).

Functions:

Clears heat and opens orifices.

Indications:

Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, blurring and failing of vision.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

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.