Theory

SI 18 - Acupuncture Point - Quan Liao


SI 18 Names

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

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?.

SI 18 Image

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SI 18 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  


SI 18 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the SI & TH Meridians

SI 18 TCM Patterns

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".



SI 18 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LI 20

(EX) Bitong

  • (EX) Bitong  Nose Opening
    • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

ST 3

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  • ST 3  Great Bone-Hole
    • 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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