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Yintang

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Hall of Impression

Location
Midway between the medial ends of the two eyebrows.

Indications
Headache, head heaviness, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, infantile convulsion, frontal headache, insomnia.

Traditional Action
eliminates wind, stops convulsions, calms the mind.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.