Toulinqi GB15 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Toulinqi lies directly above the pupils when the eyes are looking straight ahead, 0.5cun within the anterior hairline, at the midpoint of the line connecting Shenting(GV24) and Touwei(ST8)
Toulinqi-GB15

Nomenclature:

Tou: Head        Lin: regulation         Qi: tears
Toulinqi is on the head and indicated in disorders of lacrimation.

Point: GB15
Chinese Name: 头临泣
Name: Toulinqi
English Name/Meaning: Head Governor of Tears
Pinyin: tóu lín qì
Han Geul 한글: [du] im eup [두] 임읍
Romaji: atama no rin kyū
Vietnamese: Đầu lâm khấp

Location:

Directly above the pupils when the eyes are looking straight ahead, 0.5cun within the anterior hairline, at the midpoint of the line connecting Shenting(GV24) and Touwei(ST8)

Functions:

  • Improves vision and nasal obstruction.
  • Balances emotions.

Indications of toulinqi:

  • Good for headache, eye pain, lacrimation, nasosinusitis.
  • Also benefits for infantile convulsions, epilepsy.
  • Scalp puncture use: MS 3: ST problems, LIV, GB problems.

Method:

Puncture transversely 0.3-0.5 cun.

Remark:

Crossing point of Bladder, Gallbladder and Yangwei vessel.
If tenderness on this point, may have gallstone.

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.