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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 18

Small Intestine 18

Chinese Name: Quanliao (English translation: Cheek Bone Crevice)

Location:  On the face, directly below the outer canthus of the eye, in the depression on the lower border of zygomatic bone.

Classification: Crossing point of the Small Intestine and San Jiao Meridians


  • Wry face, twitching of eyelids, facial paralysis
  • Toothache, swelling of the cheek

Functions: Expels Wind, alleviates pain.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun; oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. No moxa.

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