Erjian EX-HN-6 Acupuncture Point

Erjian EX-HN-6

Chinese: 耳尖

Pinyin: Ěr Jiān

Location

On the apex of the ear. 

How to locate

Fold the ear anteriorly, so that the posterior portion of the upper helix covers its anterior part. The point is located at the highest point of the fold.

Main actions

  1. Clears Heat and reduces swelling
  2. Benefits the eyes and throat

Needling

Vertically 0.1–0.2 cun

Commentary for Erjian EX-HN-6

Erjian EX-HN-10 is not a major point. Its main function is to clear Heat so as to remove swellings, especially on eyes and throat. 

It is also mentioned by some books to treat superficial visual obstruction.