Stomach 3

ST3 Acupressure Point Location and Uses

essential oils for sinusitisApply the Sinus Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate acupuncture point ST3 for sinus congestion and pain. Stomach 3 is mainly used for nose, face, and eye disorders due to the location on the face of this acupressure point.

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Location of Acupressure Point ST 3

On the line with the pupil of the eye if one were looking forward, and level with the internal border of the edge of the nostril, or lower border of the ala nasi. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Stomach 3 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations with Acupressure Point Stomach 3

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Twitching of the eyelids due to stress and Liver Qi Stagnation:


Sinus headache:

Breathing Problems-Sinuses

Loss of the sense of smell:

Nasal polyps:

Nasal congestion and dark green or orange discharge as with sinus infections:

Nasal passage sores due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat:

Sneezing uncontrollably:

Nosebleed due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat:

Nasal congestion with no discharge:

Nasal congestion and copious clear discharge:

Chronic seasonal allergies with sinusitis and sneezing:

Facial Paralysis

Deviation of the mouth as with Bell’s Palsy due to External Wind:

Facial Swelling

Swelling and itching of the face that comes on suddenly due to Internal or External Wind:

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Swelling of the knee:


Dry lips with cracking due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat:


Other Name(s) for Acupressure Point ST 3:

  • Great Cheekbone
  • Great Crevice
  • Great Bone Hole
  • Large Opening

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Stomach 3:

  • Meeting Point of the Three Yang Leg Channels with the Stomach Channel
  • Point of the Yang Heel Channel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point ST 3:

  • Benefits the eyes
  • Benefits the nose
  • Expels Wind
  • Relieves swelling
  • Alleviates pain

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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