19 Aug Acupuncture Point Taiyang (EX-HN5)
太阳穴-It is one of the most important and commonly used extra points and in martial arts, it is a point that can be fatal. Taiyang acupuncture point is normally used for headaches, eye problems. It has been proved by modern medicine that hitting on this acupuncture point will cause a temporary faint or even a concussion.
The meaning of Taiyang:
In Chinese, Taiyang means the sun which is the source of light, warmth, and vigor. In traditional Chinese medicine, Taiyang is one of the twelve meridians. It is the longest of all meridians and contains a reflecting point for each of the body organs.
Using acupuncture needles insert straightly into this acupuncture point for about 0.5-0.8 cun
Pricking to cause bleeding
On the temple, in the depression about one finger-breadth posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus.
How to find this acupuncture point:
Firstly, 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-HN5 (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.
Benefits of massage Taiyang:
- Reduces swellings and alleviates headaches and tooth pains
- Cools and clears the eyes, alleviates vision fatigue
- Clears Fire (Heat)
- Eliminates Wind
There are more problems this acupuncture point could deal with. If you are interested in this acupuncture point, you could visit an acupuncturist in your area and have a discussion with him/her.
Taiyang is really a very effective acupuncture point for all the problems mentioned above. You can massage Taiyang every day before sleep to keep healthy and calm down your mind.
But if you have the problems mentioned above, it is better for you to go for a therapist such as acupuncturist. Acupuncturists would use acupuncture needles to accelerate the healing process.
You do not have to worry about acupuncture needles, high-quality needles are very sharp while smooth. These two characteristics indicate that you will not feel any pains during acupuncture needle insertion.