ST 5 Acupuncture Point(Daying) belongs to the Stomach Channel of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used to treat facial paralysis, lockjaw, cheek swelling, toothache.
ST 5 Acupuncture Point Location
Anterior to the angle of the mandible on the anterior border of the masseter muscle in a groove-like depression (facial artery groove), with cheeks bulged.
What is the meaning of Daying
Daying:”Da”,great,large,”Ying”,reception.The name of “Daying” name means that most of the Qi of Stomach Meridian are transported to the head from this point. The substance of ST 5 is distributed from ST 4(Dicang) point, one goes from the head and face to the chest and abdomen, and the other goes from this point to the head. Since the head is the key area where the amount and quality of Qi is also large,like great reception, hence the name.
ST 5 Acupuncture Point Usage
- Tooth pain, swollen cheeks, lockjaw, face swelling, facial pain, facial paralysis;
- Dental caries pain, pericoronitis of the wisdom tooth, facial cellulitis, blepharospasm, cervical lymph node tuberculosis.
- Facial nerve palsy, hemifacial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia.
ST 5 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Place ST 5(Daying) acupoint with the thumbs of both hands,When you exhale, press ST 5(Daying) acupoint with the thumbs for 5 seconds. When you inhale, release it. Repeat it for 30 times,which is can improve blood circulation on the face,tightening skin, eliminate double chin and prevent for facial sagging if long-term massage it;
Compatibility of ST 5 acupoints
Combined with Jiache point to treat toothache;
Combined with Xiaguan, Hegu, and Renzhong point to treat lockjaw;
Combined with Jiache, Hegu, and Neiting point to treat facial swelling, tooth pain;
Combined with Quanliao, Tinghui, Quchi point to treat toothache due to cold.