Qiuhou EX-HN7: Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Qiuhou EX-HN7
Qiuhou EX-HN7


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.

Method :

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.

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.