EX Taiyang

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Taiyang Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Taiyang" is represented by "Taiyang" in pinyin and "Great Sun" in english and may be found:

At temple, in a depression about 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Temporal, one-sided a/or migraine headaches.
  • Eye issues - pain, swelling, redness, photophobia, visual acuity.
  • Local point for tootache, facial paralysis, pain, etc.
  • Classically mentioned in the Ode of the Jade Dragon for swelling of the breast (bleed bilaterally).
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Headaches, dizziness, eye and/or sinus issues. For migraines use with GB 20 and LI 4.


Ex Taiyang has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ex taiyang functional grouping theory - Shokanten - Nine Continent, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 1 (Main point for all eye disorders especially from …) and UB 2 (Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. …) are nearby.

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