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Small Intestine Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-external meatal cartilage.
There are the auriculotemporal nerve and the branches or tributaries of the anterior auricular branches of the superficial temporal artery and vein in this area.

Open one's mouth slightly; in the depression between the anterior border of tragus and the posterior border of mandibular capitulum.
Improving the hearing, tranquilizing and inducing resuscitation, andactivating the collaterals.

Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, and toothache.

Combined use with TinghuiGB2 (Tinghui (GB2)), YifengTE17 (Yifeng (TE17)) and ZhongzhuTE3 (Zhongzhu (TE3) Shu-Stream Point) for treatment of tinnitus; and with TinghuiGB2 (GB2), YifengTE17 (TE17) and HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of inflammation of mandibular joint.

Insert the needle perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of distension; moxibustion: using 1-3 moxa-cones, mild moxibustion for 10 min.


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