Point Localization: In a depression posterior to the base of the ear, at approximately 1 cun.

TCM Actions: Anchors the Spirit (Shen) to sleep.

Indications: Insomnia. Agitated and interrupted sleep. Excessive dreaming. Nightmares.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Anmian – Peaceful Sleep

Acupuncture Meridian: Extras

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel:

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.