Yin Tang

Yintang is one of the more important points for emotional balancing and is located at the 2nd chakra that is sometimes called the 3rd eye. It has gained fame after studies showed that this acupuncture point helped to normalize neurochemical-neurotransmitter activity and help those with anxiety to calm down.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

Purchase the  Fire Element Acupressure Stick or the Meditation Acupressure Stick to activate Yintang here!

Other Name(s) of Yintang:

  • EX-NH-3
  • Hall of Impressions

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Yintang: ation of Acupressure Point Yintang

  • None

Location of Acupressure Point Yintang:

In the center of the forehead at the point between the eyebrows

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Yintang:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Yintang:

Emotional Disorders

Cognition and Meditation

For improved insight and deeper meditations apply the Meditation Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Yintang, acupressure Point Heart 7, acupressure point Pericardium 7, and acupressure point Lung 9 along with applying the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3


For frontal headaches apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Sick to Yintang, and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3, acupressure point Gallbladder 41, and acupressure point Gallbladder 14 and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula in the case of chronic headaches

In the case of sinus headaches apply the Sinus Acupressure Stick at Yintang, acupressure point Bitang, and acupressure point Large Intestine 20 and the Metal Acupressure Stick at acupressure point Large Intestine 4

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.


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Tan, T. T., Wang, D., Huang, J. K., Zhou, X. M., Yuan, X., Liang, J. P., Yin, L., Xie, H. L., Jia, X. Y., Shi, J., Wang, F., Yang, H. B., & Chen, S. J. (2017). Modulatory effects of acupuncture on brain networks in mild cognitive impairment patients. Neural regeneration research12(2), 250–258. https://doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.200808

Choi, S. Y., & Kim, G. W. (2018). Acupuncture for anxiety: A protocol for a systematic review of controlled trials. Medicine97(14), e0266. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010266

Beikmoradi, A., Najafi, F., Roshanaei, G., Pour Esmaeil, Z., Khatibian, M., & Ahmadi, A. (2015). Acupressure and anxiety in cancer patients. Iranian Red Crescent medical journal17(3), e25919. https://doi.org/10.5812/ircmj.25919

Rahmani Vasokolaei, Z., Rejeh, N., Heravi-Karimooi, M., Tadrisi, S. D., Saatchi, K., Poshtchaman, Z., Sieloff, C., & Vaismoradi, M. (2019). Comparison of the Effects of Hand Reflexology versus Acupressure on Anxiety and Vital Signs in Female Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)7(1), 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7010026