St8 Tou Wei – Place of Tied Thoughts
Location: 0.5 cun inside the hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun from midline.
The characters for Tou relate to a dish on which food is served and a head. The characters for Wei are symbolic of a net and linking. Together these characters are symbolic of tying together thoughts. A thought that does not lead to action just produces another thought. If we continue to think and not act, our thoughts continue to go round and round, in circles. To untie thoughts we need to act.
If we continually think without reference to the insights of the heart we tend to get caught in repetitive loops. This point helps us use the insights of the heart to break these loops, gain insight and connect different aspects of the problem so that we can integrate the information and act.