SI 19

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 19 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 19" , 聽宮, is represented by "Ting Gong" in pinyin and "Auditory Palace" in english and may be found:

Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in a depression formed when the mouth is opened.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Ear problems of any etiology, inflammation, deafness, tinnitus, hearing loss.
  • TMJ, toothache.
  • Calms the spirit - manic behavior, epilepsy, sensation of pressure below the heart.  


Si 19 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the SI, TH & GB Meridians

Explore si 19 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SI19, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Phlegm Misting the Heart and/or Shen Disturbance

SI 19 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Chest Pain, Deafness (Hearing Loss), Ear Problems, Epilepsy (Seizure), Manic Depression, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Tinnitus and/or Toothache

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 2 (Ear issues (along with TH 21 & SI 19) - tinnius, …), GB 3 (Local point, usually for headache), ST 7 (TMJ, facial pain, lower jaw toothache. Hearing i…), TH 17 (Wind problems deriving from internal or external …) and TH 21 (Ear problems of an excess or deficient nature, ti…) are nearby.

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