Names Of Quan Liao

SI 18 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Cheek Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name: Quan Liao
  • Chinese Character: 顴髎
Meridian Information

Where Is SI 18 ?

SI 18 Location

  • Directly below the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lower border of the zygoma.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SI 18 Used For?

SI 18 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, spasm, twitching of the eyelids, facial muscles, etc..
  • Upper jaw tootache.
  • Yellowing of the sclera.  

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How Is SI 18 Categorized?

SI 18 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the SI & TH Meridians

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SI 18 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use SI 18 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near SI 18 ?

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  • Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies. Often combined with LI 19 and other local points.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sinus issues, often combined with LI 17 and the huatuo of C3.  

(EX) Bitong Nose Opening

  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

ST 3 Great Bone-Hole


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  • Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelling of the cheek, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache.
  • Deviation from stroke, bell's palsy, facial paralysis.
  • Swelling of the knee (Deadman text).

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