Extra Points of Head

Yintang EX-HN3: Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Yintang Ex-HN3
Yintang Ex-HN3


English Name/Meaning: Hall of Impression
Chinese Name: 印堂
Chinese Pinyin: Yintang


On the forehead, at the midpoint between the two medial ends of the eyebrow.


  • Calms the spirit and reduces pain (general pain, insomnia, headache).
  • Benefits the nose (nasal disorders, nasal congestion, sinusitis).
  • Coarses wind (infantile convulsion).

Indications of yitang :

  • Yintang is the common point for various head disorders like headache, heavy sensation of the head, vertigo.
  • Psycho-emotional disorders: Epilepsy, infantile convulsion, Insomnia, forgetfulness.
  • Nasal Disorders: Nosebleed, sinusitis.

Method :

  • With the fingers of one hand pinch up the skin over the point, and with the other hand needle transversely in an inferior or lateral direction, 0.3-0.5 cun.
  • Prick to induce bleeding.


Commonly used point for harmonising effect.


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.