ST-8 (Tou Wei)

ST5-ST8

Chinese Name:

Touwei 头维

English translation:

Head Support

Location:

On both sides of the scalp, .5 cun above the hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral from the midline of the head.

Classification:

Crossing point of the Stomach and Gall Bladder Meridians and the Yang Wei Vessel.

Indications:

Headache,dizziness with blurred vision, eye pain, excessive lacrimation, twitching/spasms of eyelid.
Facial paralysis, dyspnea/chest fullness.

Functions:

Dispels Wind, benefits the eyes, relieves pain.

Needling:

Subcutaneous insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. No moxa.