Daying ST-5 Acupuncture Point

Daying ST-5

Chinese: 大迎

Pinyin: Dà Yíng

Location

On the lateral mandible, on the anterior border of masseter muscle, in the groove-like depression appearing when the cheek is bulged. 

How to locate

Clench the teeth so that the anterior border of the masseter muscle becomes clearly palpable. 

Daying ST-5 is located directly anterior to the border of the muscle, in a shallow depression on the mandible and slightly above the angle of the jaw.

The facial artery can be palpated here. 

Main actions

Expels Wind

Needling

0.3–0.5 cun obliquely or transversely in the direction of Jiache ST-6.

Caution: Facial artery/vein.

Commentary for Daying ST-5

Daying ST-5 is not major point of the Stomach Channel. Its main action is to expel Wind and reduce swelling of the face and the neck.