Nomenclature of erjian:
English Name/Meaning: Tip of the ear
Chinese Name: 耳尖
Chinese Pinyin: Taiyang
On the top region of the auricle, fold the auricle forward, erjian is at the apex of the auricle.
Functions and Indications :
- Erjian clears heat and reduces swelling so is good for various eye disorders like redness, swelling and pain of the eye, hordeolum, blurring of vision.
- Also alleviates fever.
- Also good for swelling and pain in the throat, headache, vertigo.
- Puncture perpendicularly 0.1-0.2 cun.
- Prick to induce bleeding.
- Good for fever, especially for children.
- Indirect moxibustion for vision disorders.