Point Localization: Below the zygomatic arch between the condylar and coronoid process.
TCM Actions: Expels Wind from the face. Remove channel obstruction. Benefits the ear.
Indications: Trigeminal neuralgia. Facial paralysis. Deviation of eyes and mouth. Pain in the jaw and tooth. Trismus. Swelling and pain in the lower gums and cheek. Tinnitus. Deafness. Pruritus in the ear.
Target area: Jaw. Face. Ears.
Point Name and Meaning: Xiaguan – Inferior Gate
Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.