Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "ST 5" , 大迎, is represented by "Daying" in pinyin and "Great Reception" in english and may be found:
Anterior to the angle of the mandible on the anterior border of the masseter muscle in a groove-like depression (facial artery groove), with cheeks bulged.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
ST 5 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Artery (AA)
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST5, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Yi Ming (Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.Ey…), SI 16 (Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Poin…) and SI 17 (Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Poin…) are nearby.