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.


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.


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

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(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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