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Shanglianquan

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Upper Spring of Integrity

Location
1 cun below the midpoint of the lower jaw, in the depression between the hyoid bone and the lower border of the jaw.

Indications
Alalia (loss of speech due to paralysis of vocal cords), salivation with stiff tongue, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, loss of voice.

Traditional Action

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.