ST 8 Acupuncture Point(Touwei) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonlyn used for headache, dizziness, eye pain and other disease,puncture 0.5 to 1 cun flat.
ST 8 Acupuncture Point 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).
What is the meaning of Touwei
Touwei:”Tou”, head,refers to the point is located on the head, also refers to the part of the body regulated by the acupoint is the head.”Wei”, maintain. The name of “Touwei” means that the Qi of this acupoint have the function of maintaining the normal work of the head. The head is the Yang-qi converge place,which continuously need Yang-qi of Meridian to maintain its normal work,the Qi of Stomach Meridian occupy some part of the Yang-qi that transports the head,It based on the transmission of this point, hence the name.
ST 8 Acupuncture Point Usage
Migraine,headache,vomiting and sweating,epiphora with wind, unclear vision, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, conjunctivitis, dizziness, etc.
Clinical:Angio-neural headache, orbicularis muscle spasm, etc.
ST 8 Acupuncture Point Therapy
With the thumbs of both hands overlapped, press GB 20(Fengchi) acupoint firmly for 2 minutes, and then press ST 8(Touwei) acupointfor 3 minutes,which can relieve epiphora with wind if long-term massage it;
Scrape ST 8(Touwei) with incline 45 degrees from top to bottom for 2 to 3 minutes, it can treat forehead neuralgia, migraine, etc.;
ST 8 Acupoint Compatibility
Combined with temple to relieve facial spasm and pain;
Combined with Fengchi point to treat epiphora with wind;
Combined with Yongquan, and Daling point to treat headache;
Combined with Cuanzhu, Sizhukong point to treat eyelid tremulous;
Combined with Houxi,Taichong, Yongquan point to treat schizophrenia;