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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
  • Myopia
  • Inflammation of the optic nerve
  • Atrophy of the optic nerve
  • Glaucoma
  • Near-sightedness
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinosa pigmentosa
  • Opacity of the vitreous body
  • Convergent squint (esotropia)
  • Convergent strabismus
  • Glaucoma
  • All eye diseases




Inflammation of the optic nerve



  • This point is a modern addition to the extra points and is used in the treatment of a wide variety of eye diseases.