Theory

ST 3 - Acupuncture Point - Juliao


ST 3 Names

  • English Name: Great Bone-Hole
  • Pinyin Name: Juliao
  • Chinese Character: 巨髎

Location

  • Directly below the pupil in a depression at the level of the border of the ala nasi.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 3 Clinical Uses

  • 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).


ST 3 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the ST, LI & Yangqiao Meridians.

ST 3 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



ST 3 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LI 19

LI 20

(EX) Bitong

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

GV 26

  • 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




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