Qimai TB-18 Acupuncture Point

Qimai TB-18

Chinese: 瘛脉

Pinyin: Qì Mài

Location

In the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng TB-17 and Jiaosun TB-20 posterior to the helix. 

How to locate

Imagine a clock face superimposed over the auricle with 12 o'clock at the apex and 6 o'clock at the earlobe. Qimai TB-18 is located at a depression at 8 o'clock on the right ear or 4 o'clock at the left ear. 

 

Main actions

  1. Benefits the ears
  2. Expels Wind

Needling

0.5 cun transversely in an inferior direction or prick to bleed. 

Commentary for Qimai TB-18

Qimai TB-18 is not a major point. Its main function is to ease ear disorders such as tinnitus, deafness or ear pain. 

It is also able to pacifies Wind. Typical symptoms are Headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, seminal emission, eye discharge, blur vision, epilepsy, spasm or fear.