Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Erheliao : Ear Harmony Crevice

SJ-22 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 22

Exit point to Tongziliao GB-1

Meeting of Triple Burner with Gall Bladder and Small Intestine

Approximately 0.5 cun anterior to the upper border of the root of the ear, in a slight depression on the posterior border of the hairline of the temple, just posterior to where the superficial temporal artery can be palpated.

Transverse insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Expels wind and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Tinnitus, pain and heaviness of the head, headache, head wind, swelling and pain of the tip of the nose, nasal discharge, deviation of the mouth, lockjaw, swelling of the submandibular region of the neck, clonic spasm.

    Superficial Innervation: Auriculo-temporal nerve from posterior division of mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V3 mandibular branch of trigeminal

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)