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English: Leading Valley
Also Known As: Flowing Valley
Leading to Valley
  • Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline.
  • Directly above the apex of the ear and 1.5 cun above the natural hairline.
  • In the temporal region, in the slight depression, 1 cun directly above the apex of the ear.
    Note: fold the ear forward to define the apex. Fold the ear so that the posterior part of the upper helix directly covers the anterior part of the upper helix. Do not push the whole of the ear forward.
  • Puncture subcutaneously 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Transverse insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun, This point may be joined by through-needling to M-HN-9 Taiyang.
    Note: This point may be needled in any direction depending on the symptomology. The needle should be inserted deep to the subcutaneous layer, into the loose areolar tissue adjacent to the bone of the skull, rather than more shallowly.
  • Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder channel
  • Removes obstructions from the channel
  • Benefits the ears
  • Eliminates Wind
  • Benefits the head
  • Alleviates pain
  • Harmonizes the diaphragm and Stomach
  • Alleviates vomiting
  • Treats alcohol intoxication
  • Migraine
  • Whole head migraine
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Acute and chronic infantile convulsions
  • Incessant vomiting
  • Cold Stomach
  • Phlegm Qi diaphragm pain
  • Inability to eat
  • Agitation and fullness on eating or drinking
  • Injury by alcohol with vomiting
  • Phlegm dizziness
  • Edema
  • Pain in the eyes
  • nausea, fullness and vomiting
  • Pain in the diaphragm
  • Rheumatism due to alcoholism
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • One-sided headache
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Head Wind
  • Pain at the corner of the forehead (the area of ST-8 Touwei)
  • Deviation of the mouth and eye
  • Acute and chronic childhood fright Wind
  • Dizziness
  • Eye disorders
  • Nervous headache
  • Pain in the brain
  • Yin symptoms in the Stomach
  • Sensations of fullness in the chest and Stomach
  • Epidermal swelling

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One-sided or generalized Wind headache that is difficult to cure

Cold Phlegm in the diaphragm and Stomach


  • This is a widely used local point for ear problems from Liver Yang Rising.
  • This is an important for treating temporal or parietal headache and heaviness, especially when unilateral.
  • It is particularly indicated when Exterior Wind Attacks the head or for Liver Yang Rising, Liver Fire or Liver Wind causing one-sided head ache.