ST-5 (Da Ying)

ST5-ST8

Chinese Name:

Daying 大迎

English translation:

Great Reception

Location:

Anterior to the angle of the mandible, on the anterior border of the attached portion of m. masseter, where the facial artery pulsates.

Indications:

Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.

Functions:

Dispels Wind, reduces swelling.

Needling:

Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .3 - .5 cun. Avoid puncturing the artery.