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LOCATION:With eye looking straight forward, the point is 1 cun directly below pupil, in the depression at the infraorbital foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:a. 90° insertion, b. 5° insertion, c. 45° supero-laterally, along the infraorbital foramen
NEEDLE DEPTH:a. 0.2-0.4 cun, b. Join with SI 18, Yingxiang LI 20 etc., c. 0.3-0.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Eliminates Wind (Cold and Heat), clears Heat and benefits the eyes, Relaxes the sinews (facial), Clears the nose, Trad function: Clears roundworms from Bile Governing Vesselct
INDICATIONS:All eye diseases including protruding eyes, eye redness, pain and itching of the eye, visual dizziness, dimness of vision, visual obstruction, excessive lacrimation, twitching of the eyelid, facial paralysis, facial twitch, facial pain, biliary ascariasis, Color blindness, trigeminal neuralgia, conjuctivitis, eyelid spasm, parasinusitis, rhinitis, facial swelling, Roundworm in the bile duct, intestinal parasites, ascariasis
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:Deep insertion along the foramen may injure the eyeball. Manipulation by lifting and thrusting is contraindicated due to the risk of damaging the infraorbital nerve which emerges from the foramen. Contraindicated to moxibustion (classical)
POINT COMBINATIONS:ST 2 + Danangxue + ST 25 + CV 4 for ascariasis