Acupuncture Point Stomach 4 ST4

Stomach 4: A Great Cosmetic Acupuncture Point

It’s not always an acupuncture point that you would think of using, but Stomach 4 (ST4) ‘Earth Granary’ is a great point to help lift the face.

The point’s location can be used to trigger the zygomatic major muscle and is part of my Facial Enhancement Acupuncture protocol for this reason, but it has the additional benefit of the applications listed below, which can be particularly useful when treating Bell’s Palsy:

Point Location: 0.4 cun lateral to the corner of the mouth, directly below the pupil.

Functions: Expels wind, activates the channel, alleviates pain.

Applications: Facial paralysis, deviation of the mouth, toothache, neuralgia, night blindness.

N.B. Our list of 5 Element point names and location images can be found in the archives of the Members’ Area within The 5 Element Acupuncture Network.

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  2. Anne Lawrence August 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    I had no idea acupuncture could be used for cosmetic purposes until I came across this blog. I swear by getting acupuncture in Mississauga for health reasons, but now I'm definitely going to research some more. Thanks for sharing!

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