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.


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.


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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