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TRANSLATION:Big Welcome
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LOCATION:Directly anterior to the angle of the jaw, in a depression at the anterior border of the masseter muscle when the mouth is closed tightly
NEEDLE INSERTION:a. 45° insertion, b. 5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a. 0.3-0.5 cun, b. Join with ST 4, ST 6 etc.
TCM ACTION:Eliminates Wind and reduces swelling
INDICATIONS:Facial paralysis, Wind tetany with lockjaw, swelling of the cheek, toothache of the lower jaw, trigeminal neuralgia, stiffness of the tongue with inability to speak, neck pain with chills and fever
WESTERN USES:Mumps, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:Vigorous manipulation is contraindicated to avoid the risk of damaging the facial artery and vein.
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