Points Database

: Yinjiao : Gum Intersection

Du-28 : Extraordinary Governing Vessel 28


Meetings:
Meeting of Governing Vessel with Ren Mai and Stomach

Location:
Inside the mouth, in the superior frenulum, at the junction of the upper lip and gum.

Needling:
Oblique insertion directed superiorly 0.2 - 0.3 cun, or prick to bleed

TCM Actions:
Clear heat and benefits the gums
Benefits the nose and eyes

TCM Indications:
  • Redness, swelling and pain of the gums, erosion of the gums, bleeding from the gums.
  • Nasal polyps, nasal sores, nasal congestion, pain of the forehead and glabella.
  • Excessive lacrimation, redness, itching and pain of the inner canthus, pain of the eyes and lack of clarity of vision, superficial visual obstruction.
  • Red face with agitation, jaundice, stiffness of the neck with inability to turn the head.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V2)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V2 maxillary branch of trigeminal


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