Ex-HN-5 TAIYANGXUE

Location
(Ex-HN-5 Supreme Yang TAIYANG ) On the temple, in a depression approximately 1 cun lateral to the midpoint of a line connecting the lateral extremity of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye.
How to find
On the temple, first, draw a line between the lateral extremity of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye. Next, palpate from the midpoint of this line in a lateral direction, until you can feel a distinct depression in the temporal bone. Ex-HN-5 (taiyang) is located in the centre of this depression. This point tends to be pressure-sensitive, especially with temporal headaches. Patients often get relief by using acupressure on this point.
Needling
0.5–0.6 cun vertical insertion into the temporal muscle or obliquely in a lateral direction or transversely (subcutaneously) towards ➞G.B.-8.  This point often bleeds when needled. Prick to bleed to drain Heat.

Actions/Indications
● Eliminates Wind, clears Heat, reduces swellings, opens the channel, alleviates pain
Special features
One of the most important and most commonly used extra points, especially with headaches

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