SI18 (Small Intestine 18) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Quanliao
English Name: Zygoma Crevice

Location: Directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of zygoma.


Meeting point of Small Intestine and Sanjiao.


Expels Wind, relieves pain.


Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Small Intestine channel:

(SI1, SI2, SI3, SI4, SI5, SI6, SI7, SI8, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12, SI13, SI14, SI15, SI16, SI17, SI18, SI19)

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