Facial spasm treated with Acupuncture Prescriptions
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Acupuncture Point Daying (ST5)
Upright sitting or supine position; close the mouth, bulge the cheek, in a groove appeared along the margin of mandible, where an artery pulsates.

Expelling wind, clearing and activating channels and collaterals.

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-depressor muscle of angle of mouth and platysma muscle-anterior border of masseter muscle.
In the superficial layer, there are the buccal nerve of the mandibular branch of the trigeminal verve and the marginal mandibular of t e facial nerve. In the deep layer, there are the facial artery and vein.

Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.

Combined use with XiaguanST7 (Xiaguan (ST7)) for treatment of toothache; with HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of facial spasm; with ShouwuliLI13 (Shouwuli (LI 13)) and BinaoLI14 (Binao (LI 14)) for treatment of scrofula.

Avoid puncturing the artery. Insert the needle obliquely 0.3-1.0 cun deep; needling response: face sensation of distension and soreness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.

 Key words:  SinusitisRhinitisHeadachehay fever

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