Names Of Touwei

ST 8 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 8 ?

ST 8 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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What Is ST 8 Used For?

ST 8 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is ST 8 Categorized?

ST 8 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the ST & GB Meridians.

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 8 ?

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 ST 8 ?

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 ST 8 ?

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 Deviating Turn


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  • Local point for headache and/or nasal issues.
  • Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry).
  • Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.

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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