ST7 (Stomach 7) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xiaguan
English Name: Below The Hinge

Location: When the mouth is closed, in the hollow below the zygomatic arch and anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible.


Dispels Wind (for facial paralysis), needle with the mouth closed.

Primary Indications:

Facial paralysis (deviation of mouth), toothache, deafness.

Tertiary Indications:

Tinnitus, otorrhea, earache, trismus, temperomandibular joint problems, trigeminal neuralgia.

Other Indications:

Loss of voice, dizziness, hemiplegia, aversion to wind and cold.


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 Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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