Qiuhou EX-HN-7 Acupuncture Point

Qiuhou EX-HN-7

Chinese: 球后

Pinyin: Qiú Hòu

Location

On the lower border of the orbit, at the junction of the lateral quarter and the medial three quarters.

How to locate

Divide the horizontal extension of the diameter of the orbit in quarters. Then locate the point at the junction of the first and second lateral quarters, slightly superior to the border of the orbit.

Main actions

Benefits the eyes

Needling

Ask the patient to look upward and gently push the eyeball upward, away from the lower eyelid. Then slowly insert the needle 0.5–1 cun into the fatty tissue immediately above the orbit bone. 

Caution: Do not injure the eyeball and the periosteum. Avoid the venous plexus and arteries! Pay attention to any pain from needling. No needle manipulation! Moxibustion is contraindicated.

After removal of the needle, compress the site for 10 minutes. Haematomas may still occur and it is recommended to inform the patient before needling. Alternative, use less difficult points for eye disorders such as Zanzhu BL-2, Sizhukong TB-23, Tongziliao GB-1, Sibai ST-2, Taiyang Ex-HN-5 or Yuyao Ex-HN-4.

Commentary for Qiuhou EX-HN-7

Qiuhou EX-HN-7 is able to treat a wide range of eye disorders.