Stomach 07 (ST 7)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiaguan, Lower Gate (Below the Joint)
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.
Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain of the face, motor impairment of the jaw.
Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.
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