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Acupuncture Points - San Jiao 16

Chinese Name: Tianyou (English translation: Celestial Crevice)

Location: On the side of the neck, directly inferior to the posterior aspect of the mastoid process, at the level of the angle of the mandible, on the posterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus.


  • Headache, neck rigidity
  • Eye pain, deafness
  • Scrofula

Functions: Clears Heat, clears the sensory organs, benefits the head, alleviates pain.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.



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