Facial Pain

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Facial Pain Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for facial pain. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "facial pain" is rarely designed with the resulting "facial pain" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

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Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • KD 27 (Shu Mansion)
    In a depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun …
    Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constricted breathi…
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  • LI 4 (Union Valley)
    In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.
    Releases the exterior for wind-cold or wind-heat syndromes …
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  • SI 11 (Celestial Gathering)
    On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrasc…
    Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast p…
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  • SI 18 (Cheek Bone Hole)
    Directly below the outer canthus of the eye in a depression…
    Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, trigeminal …
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  • ST 2 (Four Whites)
    Below the pupil, in a depression at the infraorbital forame…
    Any eye problem - red, painful and/or itchy eyes, excessive…
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  • ST 3 (Great Bone-Hole)
    Directly below the pupil in a depression at the level of th…
    Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelling of the …
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  • ST 4 (Earth Granary)
    Directly below the pupil, lateral to the corner of the mout…
    Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, trigeminal ne…
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  • ST 5 (Great Reception)
    Anterior to the angle of the mandible on the anterior borde…
    Local point - Pain a/or swelling of the cheek/jaw, neck pai…
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  • ST 6 (Jawbone)
    One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the …
    Eliminate wind from the face - TMJ, toothache, Bell's palsy…
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  • ST 7 (Below the Joint)
    On the face, anterior to the ear, in a depression between t…
    TMJ, facial pain, lower jaw toothache. Hearing issues, dea…
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  • ST 43 (Sunken Valley)
    In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd m…
    Similar actions to ST 44 but used less often - will clear h…
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  • ST 44 (Inner Court)
    Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatars…
    Ying Spring Point - Clears heat from the channel and organ …
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