Touwei ST8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Touwei-ST8
Touwei-ST8

Nomenclature:

Tou: head                      wei: corner
The point is at the corner between two hairlines at the forehead.

Point: ST-8
Chinese Name: 头维
Name: Touwei
English Name/Meaning: Head’s Binding
Pinyin: tóu wéi
Han Geul 한글: du yu 두유
Romaji: zu i
Vietnamese: Đầu duy

Location:

0.5 cun straight above the corner of the anterior hairline, 4.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline of the forehead.

Indications of touwei:

  • Headache (Frontal), Migraine, vertigo.
  • Painful eyes, lacrimation up exposure to wind.
  • Twitching of the eyelids.
  • Local problems of face and sense organs.

Method:

Puncture transversely 0.5-0.8 cun.

Remark:

Meeting point of the Stomach and Gallbladder channels with the Yang Linking vessel.

Precaution:

According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to 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.