Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Tinghui : Meeting of Hearing

GB-2 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 2

In the hollow between the intratragic notch posteriorly and the condyloid process of the mandible anteriorly, immediately below Tinggong SI-19. Locate this point with the mouth wide open.

Slightly posterior insertion 0.5 - 1 cun. The patient should be needled with the mouth wide open. They may close their mouth after insertion.

TCM Actions:
Benefits the ears, eliminates wind and clears heat
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Tinnitus, deafness, redness, swelling, pain and purulent discharge from the ear, itching of the ear.
  • Mumps, toothache, windstroke, deviation of the mouth and eye, pain of the mandibular joint, dislocation of the jaw, difficulty in masticating, disorientation.

    Superficial Innervation: Auriculo-temporal nerve from posterior division of mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V3 mandibular branch of trigeminal

    Reference Notes: (click to display)