MEICHONG BL-3 眉冲
Directly superior to Zanzhu BL-2, 0.5 cun within
the anterior hairline, level with Shenting DU-24.
The distance between the anterior and posterior hairlines is measured as 12 cun. If the anterior hairline is indistinct, the distance is measured as 15 cun between the glabella [point Yintang (M-HN-3)] and the posterior hairline; the location of the anterior hairline would thus be defined as
one fifth of this distance. If the posterior hairline is indistinct, it can be measured as 1 cun inferior to Fengfu DU-16 which lies immediately below the external occipital protuberance.
Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun. Note: according to the Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.
Expels wind, clears the head and alleviates pain Benefits the eyes and nose
• Headache, vertex headache, dizziness, dimness of vision, nasal congestion, nasal sores, dyspnoea, epilepsy, agitation and fullness of the Heart.