Extra Points of Head

Yiming EX-HN14: Location, Functions, Indications, Method



English Name/Meaning: Shielding Brightness
Chinese Name: 翳明
Chinese Pinyin: Yiming


Yiming is located on the neck, 1 cun posterior to TE17(Yifeng), at the junction of the head and the occiput, posterior to the mastoid bone.

Functions and Indications of Yiming :

  • Yiming brightens eyes so is the main point for various eye diseases (myopia, hyperopia, night blindness, optic atrophy, early stage of cataract).
  • Also benefits the ears so is good for tinnitus, deafness.
  • Calms the spirit so is good for headache, insomnia.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1.0cun.


Good for eyes disorders and insomnia.


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.