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Small Intestine 19 (SI 19)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tinggong, Listening Palace

Location
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid proces of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.

Indications
Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, toothache.

Traditional Action
Benefits the ears.

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.