Point Localization: Previous to ear tragus. Posterior to SI19.
TCM Actions: Eliminates Wind. Benefits ears.
Indications: Deviation of eye and mouth. Facial paralysis. Pain in the gums, teeth, and jaw. TMJ. Trismus. Stiffness in the neck and lips. Tinnitus. Dizziness. Loss of hearing. Redness, swelling, pain and discharge from the ear.
Target area: Face. Ear.
Point Name and Meaning: Ermen – Ear Gate
Acupuncture Meridian: Triple Burner
Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.