ST 4 - Acupuncture Point - Dicang

  • English Name:  Earth Granary
  • Pinyin Name:  Dicang
  • Chinese Character:  地倉
  • Directly below the pupil, lateral to the corner of the mouth.
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  • 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.

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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


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
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
Grain Bone Hole
  • Sinus congestion.
  • Nasal polyps, sores.
  • Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  

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