Chimai Acupoint:SJ 18 Acupuncture Point Or San Jiao 18

SJ 18 Acupuncture Point(Chimai) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for tinnitus, deafness, headache, infantile frightened epilepsy, tugging and slackening etc,puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

SJ 18 Acupuncture Point Location

In the center of the mastoid process at the junction of the middle and lower third of curve (SJ 17SJ 20) posterior to helix.

chimai point

What is the meaning of Chimai

Chimai,”Chi”,madness, refers to the rapid movement of Qi in the point.Mai,the Qi of Meridian. The name of “Chimai” means that the descending Qi of San Jiao Meridian due to cold contraction rapidly expands here. The substance of this acupoint is the water-qi from SJ 19(Luxi) point and the hot Yang-qi from SJ 17(Yifeng) point. After both meet, the dampness-qi due to absorbing heat and rapidly expands and rushes out of the point,the Qi like a dog running wildly, hence the name.

SJ 18 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • ENT diseases: deafness, tinnitus, blurred vision.
  • Digestive diseases: vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Nervous system diseases:infantile frightened epilepsy, panic,tugging and slackening .
  • Other diseases: headache, etc.

SJ 18 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press and knead SJ 18(Chimai) point with your thumb for about 200 times, or press and knead it for 3 to 5 minutes,which can treat headaches and tinnitus if long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on SJ 18 point with moxa sticks for 5 to 10 minutes or 3 to 5 unit.

SJ 18 point Compatibility

Combined with Tinggong, Ermen, Yifeng, Tinghui and Baihui point to treat hearing loss;

Combined with Wangu point to treat the pain behind ear;

Combined with Changqiang point to treat infantile frightened epilepsy;