SI-18 (Quan Liao)

SI18-SI19

Chinese Name:

Quanliao 颧髎 

English translation:

Cheek Bone Crevice

Location:

On the face, directly below the outer canthus of the eye, in the depression on the lower border of zygomatic bone.

Classification:

Crossing point of the Small Intestine and San Jiao Meridians

Indications:

Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.

Functions:

Expels Wind, alleviates pain.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun; oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. No moxa.