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TRANSLATION:Earth Granary
TYPE:Meeting point of the Stomach meridian with the Large Intestine meridian, Yang Qiao vessel, and the Ren vessel
LOCATION:.4 cun lateral to corner of mouth
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:Join with ST 6, LI 20, CV 24, etc.
TCM ACTION:Eliminates Wind from the face (relaxes the sinews), activates the channel and alleviates pain
INDICATIONS:Mouth deviation, facial paralysis, excess salivation, trigeminal neuralgia, pain of the cheek, food and drink leak out of the mouth, excessive salivation, numbness of the lips and face, toothache, loss of speech, ceaseless movement of the eyeball, inability to close the eye, feet swelling, cold sores on lips, lips spasm, toothache in upper gum
WESTERN USES:Stroke, Bell's Palsy
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:
NOTES & COMMENTS:Trad function: treating Gan (infantile malnutrition) - no needles!