Names Of Daying

ST 5 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Great Reception
  • Pinyin Name: Daying
  • Chinese Character: 大迎
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 5 ?

ST 5 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.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 5 Used For?

ST 5 Clinical Usages

  • Local point - Pain a/or swelling of the cheek/jaw, neck pain, lockjaw, toothache.
  • Stiff tongue leading to speech problems, frequent yawning.
  • Inability to close eye.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 5 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use ST 5 ?

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".

What Points Are Near ST 5 ?

SI 16 Celestial Windows


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  • Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat, voice issues.
  • Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness, pain.
  • Local point for neck and/or shoulder problems.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the vertebral artery and the occipital artery.  Useful for occipital headache, alzheimer's, brain tumors, dyslexia, MS, and many brain issues related to circulation. Often used with Tian Dong as a starting point. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  

SI 17 Celestial Countenance


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  • Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat.
  • Chest oppression, wheezing, cough, asthma.
  • Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation to the brain, and the facial nerves.  Useful for facial issues such as TMJ, gum problems, etc. Also used with headaches, hearing issues, dizziness and/or high blood pressure. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  

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  • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.
  • Eye Disorders.
  • Tinnitus.

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