Meichong BL-3 Acupuncture Point

Meichong BL-3

Chinese: 眉冲

Pinyin: Méi Chōng

Location

Vertically above the medial extremity of the eyebrow, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, between Shenting DU-24 and Quchai BL-4

How to locate

First identify Jingming BL-1 which is 0.1 cun superior to the inner canthus. Then locate Zanzhu BL-2 directly above BL-1 in a depression at the medial end of the eyebrow. This point is generally pressure-sensitive. 

Finally locate Meichong BL-3 vertically above BL-2 and 0.4 cun within the anterior hairline. 

Main actions

  1. Expels Wind-Heat and eases pain
  2. Benefits the eyes and nose

Needling

0.5–1 cun obliquely in a dorsal direction or transversely. 

Commentary for Meichong BL-3

Meichong BL-3 is not a major point of the Bladder Channel

It is mainly used to expel Wind-Heat so as to ease pain, mainly on the eyes and nose.