Gallbladder 03 (GB 3)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shangguan, Upper Gate
In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above Xiaguan (ST 7).
Headache, deafness, tinnitus, diplacusis, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.
Frees the channels and quickens the connecting and boosts the hearing.
Deep puncture is not advisable.
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