Stomach 7, Xia Guan
下關 (下关), xià guān, "Below the Joint"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
On the face, anterior to the ear, in the depression between the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch. This point is located with the mouth closed.
  • Deadman
At the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible.
How To Find It
Although this point is needled with the mouth closed, it is helpful to ask the patient to open the mouth to better locate the condyloid process. If the finger rests on the condyloid process when the mouth is open, it will fall into Xiaguan ST-7 when
The zygomatic branch of the facial nerve and the branches of the auriculotemporal nerve.
Superficially, the transverse facial artery and vein; in the deepest layer, the maxillary artery and vein.
No cautions at this time
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch
  • Deadman
1. Perpendicular insertion slightly inferiorly 0.5 to 1 cun. 2. Transverse insertion to join with such points as Tinggong S.I.-19, Jiache ST-6, Quanliao S.I.-18, etc. for diseases of the ear, teeth face and jaw.

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