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Shangguan GB3: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shangguan GB3: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shangguan GB3: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 03
09:04 2019
Shangguan-GB3

Shangguan-GB3

Nomenclature:

Shang: upper Guan: border
Other names: Kezhuren
Guan refers to the zygomatic arch. Shangguan is at the upper margin of the zygomatic arch.
Point: GB-3
Chinese Name: 上关
Name: Shangguan
English Name/Meaning: Above the Joint
Pinyin: shàng guān
Han Geul 한글: sang gwan 상관/gaek ju in 객주인
Romaji: kyaku shu jin
Vietnamese: Thượng quan

Location:

In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above ST7 (Xiaguan).

Functions of Shangguan:

  • Clears heat, invigorates collateral.
  • Opens orifice and benefits hearing.

Indications:

Headache, Deafness, tinnitus, deviation of eye and mouth, toothache, depression, epilepsy.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Triple energizer, Stomach and Gallbladder.

Precautions:

  • Deep Needling should be avoided.
  • Avoid zygomaticoorbital artery and vein.

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