Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Juliao : Great Crevice

St-3 : Foot Yangming Stomach 3

Meeting of Stomach with Yang Qiao Mai

With the eyes looking directly forwards, this point is located directly below the pupil, level with the lower border of the ala nasi, on the lateral side of the naso-labial groove.

Perpendicular insertion 0.3 - 0.4 cun, or transverse insertion to join with such points as Dicang ST-4, Quanliao S.I.-18, etc

TCM Actions:
Elimates wind, dissipates swelling and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Pain and swelling of the external nose and cheek, nosebleed, toothache, swelling and pain of the lips and cheek, deviation of the mouth, aversion to wind and cold in the face and eyes, superficial visual obstruction, excessive lacrimation, clonic spasm.
  • Leg qi, swelling of the knee.

    Superficial Innervation: Infraorbital nerve, from maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve (V2)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V2 maxillary branch of trigeminal

    The trigger point location for zygomaticus major would lie slightly inferior to this point, between Juliao St-3 and Dicang St-4 (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)