Theory

ST 4 - Acupuncture Point - Dicang


ST 4 Names

  • English Name: Earth Granary
  • Pinyin Name: Dicang
  • Chinese Character: 地倉

Location

  • Directly below the pupil, lateral to the corner of the mouth.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 4 Clinical Uses

  • Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, deviation of mouth from stroke, toothache.
  • Inability to close the eye, eye twitching, itching, night blindness.
  • Inability to eat.
  • May be helpful for atrophy and/or movement issues within the legs.


ST 4 Point Associations

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

ST 4 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 4 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

CV 24

  • CV 24  Sauce Receptacle
    • Facial pain/paralysis - Bell's palsy, stroke affecting the face, mouth and/or tongue.
    • Dental pain - teeth and/or gums.
    • Speech issues - loss of voice, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing.
    • Dry mouth as seen in wasting and thirsting disorders (i.e. diabetes).  

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).  

LI 19




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