Skin-subcutaneous tissue-epicranial aponeurosis-subaponeurotic loose connective tissue-pericranium.
There are the branches of the auriculotemporal nerve, the temporal branches of the facial nerve and the frontal branches of the superficial temporal artery and vein in this area.
Upright sitting. Firstly locate ToulinqiGB15 (Toulinqi (GB15)), measure the distance between ToulinqiGB15 (GB15) and ShentingDU24(DU24). Then shift this distance laterally, the terminal spot
is TouweiST8 ( Touwei (ST8)), 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline.
Refreshing oneself and improving eyesight.
Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.
Combined use with JingmingBL1 (Jingming (BL1)), ZulinqiGB41 (Zulinqi (GB41) Shu-Stream Point, The Eight Confluent Point) and FengchiGB20 (Fengchi (GB20)) for treatment of lacrimation when attacked by wind; with LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of hemicrania; and with SibaiST2 (Sibai (ST2)) for treatment of eyelid spasm.
Insert the needle obliquely upward 0.5-1.0 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of distension and soreness; moxibustion: using mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Key Words: Touwei (ST8), ST8