ST 3 - Acupuncture Point - Juliao

  • English Name:  Great Bone-Hole
  • Pinyin Name:  Juliao
  • Chinese Character:  巨髎
  • Directly below the pupil in a depression at the level of the border of the ala nasi.
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  • Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelling of the cheek, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache.
  • Deviation from stroke, bell's palsy, facial paralysis.
  • Swelling of the knee (Deadman text).

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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
LI 19
Grain Bone Hole
  • Sinus congestion.
  • Nasal polyps, sores.
  • Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  
LI 20
Welcome Fragrance
  • Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies. Often combined with LI 19 and other local points.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sinus issues, often combined with LI 17 and the huatuo of C3.  


(EX) Bitong
Nose Opening
  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.


GV 26
Water Trough
  • One of two Command Points (with PC 6) added to the original four, for fainting, collapse. Main point for restoring consciousness, for shock, revivial from fainting, weakness, helps patient to awaken, use fingernail in an emergency.
  • Main point for acute low back sprain, helps relieve pain and restore motion, moves stagnation at the opposite end of the channel. After obtaining the Qi, have pateint bend then rotate the waist.
  • Nosebleed, nasal discharge issues, problems with olfactory sensations (smell).
  • Manic-depression and other strong shen disturbances, epilepsy (seizures).  
SI 18
Cheek Bone Hole
  • Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, spasm, twitching of the eyelids, facial muscles, etc..
  • Upper jaw tootache.
  • Yellowing of the sclera.  

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