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Touwei ST8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Touwei ST8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Touwei ST8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
August 12
21:15 2018
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.

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