The acupuncture point "ST 8" , 頭維, is represented by "Touwei" in pinyin and "Head Corner" in english and may be found:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
ST 8 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
St 8 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST8, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind and/or Liver Yang Rising
ST 8 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Dizziness (Vertigo), Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing), Eye Problems, Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness), Headache, Migraines and/or Vision Problems
While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 8 (Migraine, one-sided or unilateral headaches and a…), GB 15 (Excessive tearing from internal or external wind …), UB 3 (Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Ep…), UB 4 (Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. He…) and UB 6 (Local point generally for headaches and vision is…) are nearby.