Small Intestine 19, Ting Gong
聽宮, tīng gōng, "Auditory Palace"


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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Duo Suo Wenduō suǒ wén多所聞More Heard
Suo Wensuǒ wén所聞Heard
Meridian
Meridian:
Small Intestine  Browse
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Location
Point Location:
  • CAM
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
  • Deadman
With the mouth open, this point is located in the depression between the middle tragus and the condyloid process of the mandible.
How To Find It
In order to locate this point ask the patiend to open the mouth so that the condyloid process of the mandible slides forwards to reveal the depression.
Innervation
Innervation:
The branch of the facial nerve, the auriculotemporal nerve.
Vasculature
Vasculature:
The auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery and vein.
Cautions
Cautions:
  • avoid use with Moxa
No cautions at this time
Technique
Technique:
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch when the mouth is open.
  • Deadman
1. Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun. 2. Needle with the mouth open; following insertion of the needle the patient may close their mouth.

Special Groups:
  • Exit Point - Small Intestine

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