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Stomach 07 (ST 7)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiaguan, Lower Gate (Below the Joint)

Location
At the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible. This point is located with the mouth closed.

Indications
Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain of the face, motor impairment of the jaw.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.

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.