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SJ21 (Sanjiao 21) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ermen
English Name: Ear Door

Precautions: Ancient books prohibit the use of moxibustion when treating patients with pus in the ear.

Location: In the depression anterior to the supratragic notch and slightly superior to the condyloid process of the mandible, when the mouth is open.

Functions:

Opens the ear, disperses (clears) Heat.

Primary Indications:

Deafness, tinnitus, toothache.

Tertiary Indications:

Otitis, otorrhoea.

Other Indications:

Temperomandibular arthritis, pain in the jaw and headache, pain in neck and submandibular region, polyps in ear, epistaxis, lips stiff and in contracture.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Sanjiao channel:

(SJ1, SJ2, SJ3, SJ4, SJ5, SJ6, SJ7, SJ8, SJ9, SJ10, SJ11, SJ12, SJ13, SJ14, SJ15, SJ16, SJ17, SJ18, SJ19, SJ20, SJ21, SJ22, SJ23)

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