Stomach 3

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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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

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

st3 acupressure pointLocation: 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations

Eyes 

Twitching of the eyelids due to stress and Liver Qi Stagnation combine acupressure point Stomach 3 with acupressure point Liver 3 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and applying the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to LV 3 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 44 and the organic stress adaptogen Enlightened Emperor formula

Teeth

Toothache in upper jaw due to infection combine acupressure point Stomach 3 with acupressure point with acupressure point Large Intestine 20, and acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) with the Sinus Acupressure Stick at LI 20 and ST 3 and using the Metal Element Acupressure Stick at LI 11 to open the channels and reduce Fire Toxins

Cheek

Swelling of the cheek (s) combine acupressure point Stomach 3 with acupressure point Triple Burner 5 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) on the opposite side of the swelling with the Sinus Acupressure stick to ST 3, the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to TB 5 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 44

Headache

Sinus headache combine acupressure point Stomach 3 bilaterally with acupressure point Lung 10 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) with the Sinus Acupressure stick to ST 3, the Metal Element Acupressure Stick applied to LU 10 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 44 

Nose-Sinuses

Facial Paralysis

Deviation of the mouth as with Bell’s Palsy due to External Wind combine acupressure point Stomach 3  with acupressure point Large Intestine 20acupressure point Stomach 44 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply our Bell’s Palsy Plaster topically to face

Lips

Dry lips with cracking due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat combine acupressure point Stomach 3 with acupressure point with acupressure point Large Intestine 20acupressure point Stomach 44 and acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)

Facial Swelling

Swelling and itching of the face that comes on suddenly due to Internal or External Wind combine acupressure point Stomach 3 with acupressure point with acupressure point Large Intestine 20acupressure point Stomach 44 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) add the Internal Wind Foot Soak for Internal Wind

Knee

Swelling of the knee combine acupressure point Stomach 3 on the opposite side of the knee pain with acupressure point Gallbladder 34 on the same side as the swelling and pain of the knee using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) with the Wood Element Acupressure Stick applied to GB 34 and acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification or re-enforcing method (clockwise motion) applying Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 36

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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