Chinese Name: Qiuhou
English Name/Meaning: Behind the Ball
Chinese Pinyin: 球后
Qiuhou is located on the region of the face, at the junction of the lateral one-fourth and the medial three-fourths of the infraorbital margin.
Functions and Indications :
Qiuhou benefits eye so is useful for various eye diseases such as optic neuritis, optic atrophy, pigmentary degeneration of the retina, glaucoma, early stage of cataract, myopia.
Ask the patient to close their eyes and look upwards. Push the eyeball upward gently, perpendicularly insert the needle slowly 0.5-1.5 cun along the orbital margin.
- Insert the needle slowly without lifting, thrusting or rotating.
- Immediately on withdrawal of the needle, press firmly with a cotton wool ball for about a minute to prevent haematoma.
- Do not perform this needling method by those who have not had appropriate clinical supervision.
- Moxibustion is not applicable.