Stomach Meridian

Daying ST5: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Da: large Ying: reveive
Daying lies beside the Daying Artery (extramaxillary artery).
Point: ST-5
Chinese Name: 大迎
English Name/Meaning: Great Welcome
Pinyin: dà yíng
Han Geul 한글: dae yeong 대영
Romaji: da gei
Vietnamese: Đại nghênh


This point lies directly anterior to the angle of the jaw, in a depression at the anterior border of the masseter muscle.

Functions and indications of Daying:

Eliminates wind and reduces swelling.So is beneficial for facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.


  • Oblique insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Transverse insertion to join with such points as Dicang(ST 4), Jiache(ST 6).


Vigorous manipulation is contraindicated to avoid the risk of damaging the facial artery and vein.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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