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Stomach Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-masseter muscle.
There are the branches of the auricular nerve and the marginal mandibular branches of the facial nerve in this area. 

1. Sit upright or lie prostrate on one's side; one finger-breadth anterior to and 0.4 cun directly above the angle of mandible. 2. With teeth clenched, at the prominence of m. masseter ,
with teeth relaxed, when it is nipped by a finger, there are a pitting and a sensation of soreness and distension.
Expelling wind and activating the collaterals, and clearing relieving lockjaw.

facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek and face, mumps, trismus.

Combined use with XiaguanST7 (Xiaguan (ST7)) for treatment of mandibular arthritis ; with SibaiST2 (Sibai (ST2)) and XiaguanST7 (ST7) for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; with BaihuiGV20 (Baihui (GV20)), ChengjiangCV24 (Chengjiang (CV24)) and HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of luxation of temporomandibular joint; with TianrongSI17 (Tianrong (SI17)), XiaguanST7 (ST7), TaiyangEXHN5 (EX-HN5) and HeguLI4 (LI4) for treatment of toothache; with HeguLI4 (LI4), DayingST5 (Daying (ST5)), YifengTE17 (Yifeng (TE17)) and FengchiGB20 (Fengchi (GB20)) for treatment of parotitis.

Insert the needle perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun deep, or subcutaneously with the tip of the needle directed towards DicangST4 (Dicang (ST4)). needling response: local sensation of distension and soreness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.


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