San Jiao 16 (SJ 16)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianyou, Celestial Oriole
Posterior and inferior to the mastoid process, on the posterior border of muscle sternocleidomastoideus, almost level with Tianrong (SI 17) and Tianzhu (UB 10).
Headache, neck rigidity, facial swelling, blurring of vision, sudden deafness.
Clears heat and drains fire, dispels wind and eliminates damp, reduces swelling and stops pain, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels.
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