Theory

ST 8 - Acupuncture Point - Touwei


ST 8 Names

  • English Name: Head Corner
  • Pinyin Name: Touwei
  • Chinese Character: 頭維

Location

  • Directly above ST 7, .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to the midline of the head (GV 24).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 8 Clinical Uses

  • Classically mentioned for "splitting headache; headache w/nausea/vomiting; headache w/eye pain (migraine)" - particularly for frontal headaches.
  • Poor vision, twitching eyelids, eye pain, excessive tearing.
  • Dizziness.
  • Hair loss.


ST 8 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the ST & GB Meridians.

ST 8 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".



ST 8 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

GB 15

  • GB 15  Head Overlooking Tears
    • Excessive tearing from internal or external wind effecting the eyes.
    • Sinus issues (with GV 23, Yintang a/or LI 20) - sinusitis, rhinitis

UB 4

GB 8

  • GB 8  Valley Lead
    • Migraine, one-sided or unilateral headaches and associated nausea, vomiting a/or visual disturbances.
    • Hangover, eases headache and harmonizes the middle jiao.
    • In the Bronze Man this point is indicated for cold & phlegm in the Diaphragm & ST, injury by alcohol & agitation & fullness with ceaseless vomiting



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