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Toulinqi GB-15 Acupuncture Point

Toulinqi GB-15

Chinese: 头临泣

Pinyin: Tóu Lín Qì

Location

Directly above Yangbai GB-14, on the pupil line, 0.5 cun within the hairline, midway between Shenting DU-24 and Touwei ST-8

How to locate

With the patient looking straight ahead, Toulingqi GB-15 is located on the pupil line and 0.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline. 

Or: Draw an imaginary line between Shenting DU-24 and Touwei ST-8. Divide the line into two and locate Touingqi GB-15 in the midway. 

 

 

Main actions

  1. Calms the Mind
  2. Subdues Liver Yang
  3. Expels Interior Wind
  4. Benefits the eyes

Needling

Transversely 0.3–0.5 cun

Commentary for Toulinqi GB-15

Toulingqi GB-15 has a powerful and deep effect on mental and emotional disorders. It is very useful in stopping pensive or obsessive thoughts. It is also widely used to stop mood swings between low and high spirit. 

It subdues Liver Yang Rising as well, characterized by headache and dizziness. 

Furthermore, the Rising Liver Yang may also trigger Interior Wind. Typical manifestations are wind-stroke, epilepsy and impaired consciousness. 

Finally it benefits the eyes.