Extra Points of Head

Taiyang EX-HN5: Location, Function, Indication, Method



English Name/Meaning: Sun (Supreme Yang)
Chinese Name: 太阳
Chinese Pinyin: Taiyang


In the region of the temples, in the depression about one finger-breadth posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus.

Functions and Indications :

  • Taiyang courses wind and dissipate heat so is good for headache, vertigo, insomnia, itching and pain in eyes.
  • Also clears heat and brightens eyes, so is useful in disease of eye, swelling and pain of the eye.
  • Invigorates channel and reduces pain: toothache, facial paralysis, facial pain

Method :

  • Perpendicular needling 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
  • Transverse insertion posteriorly towards Shuaigu GB-8, 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Oblique insertion anteriorly 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Prick to bleed.


One of the most important and commonly used extra point points for headache.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.