( ST-5 Great Welcome DAYING - Acupuncture Points ) On the lateral mandible, anterior to the masseter muscle.
How to find
By asking the patient to clench their teeth, the anterior border of the masseter muscle becomes clearly palpable. ST-5 is located directly anterior to the border of the muscle, in a shallow depression on the mandible and slightly above the angle of the jaw.
Here, the facial artery can be palpated.
0.3–0.5 cun obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously) in the direction of ➞ ST-6. Caution: Facial artery/vein.
● Expels Wind, opens the channels
Meeting point with the G.B. channel according to some authors
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