Er: Ear Men: Door
Ermen is in front of the ear, like a door of the ear.
Chinese Name: 耳门
English Name/Meaning: Ear Gate
Pinyin: ěr mén
Han Geul 한글: i mun 이문
Romaji: ji mon(?)
Vietnamese: Nhĩ môn
In front of the supratragic notch, in the depression of the posterior border of the condylar process of the mandible when the mouth is open.
- Opens ear (benefits hearing).
- Disperse heat (otorrhea).
- Ermen is good point for ear disorders like tinnitus, deafness and TMJ (temperomandibular joint) problems.
- Also for toothache, stiffness in lip.
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun with the mouth open.
Many classical sources prohibit moxibustion at this point in cases of discharge of pus from the ear.