Chi: convulsion Mai:collateral
Chimai is behind the ear, where the collaterals are distributed, and is good for treating convulsions. Also called as Qimai.
Chinese Name: 瘛脉
English Name/Meaning: Spasm Vessel
Pinyin: qì mài
Han Geul 한글: gye maek 계맥
Romaji: kei myaku(?)
Vietnamese: Khế mạch
Posterior to the ear, in a small depression on the mastoid bone, 1/3 of the distance along a curved line drawn from SJ17 to SJ20 following the line of the rim of the ear.
Functions and Indications of Chimai /qimai:
- Dispels heat, opens channels and calms spasm so is beneficial in tetanus, neck rigidity, infantile convulsion.
- Benefits the ears so is beneficial for headache, tinnitus, deafness.
Subcutaneous insertion along the course of the channel 0.3 to 0.5 cun, or prick with a three edged needle to cause bleeding.
This is a painful point, more powerful than SJ17 (Yifeng).