G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points

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G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points -1

G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points ) Anterior to the ear, with the patient’s mouth open in the depression on the level of the intertragic notch, on the lower border of the condyloid process of the mandible.
How to find
Locate and needle with the patient’s mouth open as this allows the condyloid process of the mandible to slide towards the anterior, revealing the depression where G.B.-2 is located. Find the vertical sulcus anterior to the ear (at the ear/cheek junction), which may be more or less pronounced. Then locate G.B.-2 on the sulcus, on the level of the intertragic notch. If the sulcus is not clearly defined (it becomes more clearly visible with increasing age), the depression can be located by using an (ear) point locator. G.B.-2 is the most distal of three points located anterior to the ear (➞ S.I.-19 and ➞ T.B.-21 are both located
more superiorly).
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or slightly obliquely in an inferior direction. Needle with the patient’s mouth open to avoid intra-articular insertion.
Caution: Like T.B.-21 and S.I.-19, this point is located close to the superficial temporal artery and the auriculotemporal nerve.
Actions/Indications
● Eliminates Wind, clears Heat, benefits the ears and the temporomandibular joint
● Opens the channel and the luo-connecting vessel, alleviates pain

G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points -2

G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points -2

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G.B.-2 Meeting of Hearing TINGHUI - Acupuncture Points -3

Special features
Important local point for disorders of the ears and the jaw. This point is often used alternately with T.B.-21 and S.I.-19.

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