|English:||Behind The Ball|
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- At the inferior border of the orbit, approximately one-fourth the distance from the lateral to the medial side of the orbit.
- Along the inferior border of the orbit, at the junction of the lateral one quarter and medial three-quarters of the infraorbital margin.
- Straight insertion. Ask the patient to look upward, the secure the eyeball in place from below with a finger, and slowly insert the needle in a slightly medial and upward direction toward the optic nerve, 1 to 1.5 cun. Sensation: distention and soreness throughout the eye, and a protruding sensation. Caution: care should be taken not to insert the needle too deeply, to avoid entering the cranial cavity.
- Ask the patient to close his/her eyes and look upwards. Insert
the needle, first slight inferiorly, then perpendicularly, between
the eyeball and the inferior wall of the orbit 0.5 to 1 cun.
Caution: 1. The needle should be inserted slowly without lifting, thrusting or rotating. 2. Immediately, on withdrawal of the needle, press firmly with a cotton ball for about a minute to prevent hematoma. 3. This needling method should be attempted by those who have appropriate clinical experience.
- Benefits the eyes
- This point is a modern addition to the extra points and is used in the treatment of a wide variety of eye diseases.