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Stomach 04 (ST 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dicang, Earth Grainery

Location
Lateral to the corner of the mouth, directly below Juliano (St 3).

Indications
Deviation of the mouth, salivation, twitching of the eyelids.

Traditional Action
Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, benefits tendons and muscles.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.