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ST8 (Stomach 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Touwei
English Name: Head Corner

Location: 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Functions:

Dispels Wind (from the head), brightens the eyes (clears the vision), specific point for Phlegm-related dizziness or headache.

Primary Indications:

Headache, dizziness with blurred vision, eye pain, excessive lacrimation, twitching/spasms of eyelid.

Tertiary Indications:

Facial paralysis, dyspnea/chest fullness.

Other Indications:

Psychosis, cerebral congestion, hemiplegia.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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