Name: Tai Yang
Chinese Name: 太 陽 Sun (Supreme Yang)
Location: At the temple, in the tender depression approximately 1 cun posterior to the midpoint between the lateral extremity of the eyebrow. It’s in the large depression on the side of the head about 1 inch away from the end of the eyebrow.
• Helps headache, eye disease, deviation of the eye, deviation of the mouth and pain in the eye.
• One-sided headache, dizziness, toothache, trigeminal neuralgia.
• Disorders of the eyes, dimness of vision, redness and swelling of the eyes, pain of the eyes, deviation of the mouth and eye.
Tai Yang (M-HN-9) is one of the most important and commonly-used of the extra points. It is an important point in the martial arts tradition as a vital spot where a blow may be fatal.
To activate your body’s self-healing power, first locate of the acupressure points that you need to work on for your specific needs. Apply firm pressure is the most fundamental technique. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes.
A general guideline to follow is that the pressure should be firm enough so that it hurts a little. The more developed the muscles are, the more pressure you should apply. If you feel extreme sensitivity or pain, gradually decrease the pressure until you find a balance between pain and pleasure. Do not continue to press a point that is excruciatingly painful.
It’s important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, helps to clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: please consult with your physician before practicing Acupressure.