Stomach 3

Stomach 3 is mainly used for nose, face, and eye disorders due to the location on the face of this acupressure point.organic-sinus-acupressure stick

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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.

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

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

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 

Breathing Problems-SinusesLung Qi organic herb tonic

Facial Paralysisbell's palsy remedy with essential oils

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

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 Pain and Swellingknee pain natural topical remedy with essential oils

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

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)

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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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References

Qu SH, Liu YX. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis [J]. World Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, 2016,11(07):900-906+948.

Feng, Shaoyan, Miaomiao Han, Yunping Fan, Guangwei Yang, Zhenpeng Liao, Wei Liao, and Huabin Li. "Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis." American journal of rhinology & allergy 29, no. 1 (2015): 57-62.

Bao, H., Si, D., Gao, L., Sun, H., Shi, Q., Yan, Y., … Li, Y. (2018). Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: A systematic review protocol. Medicine97(51), e13772. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000013772

Fu, Q., Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Li, X., Yang, Y., Dai, M., & Zhang, Q. (2019). Effectiveness of Acupuncturing at the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Acupoint Alone for Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisEvidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM2019, 6478102. doi:10.1155/2019/6478102