Stomach Meridian

Juliao ST3: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Ju: huge Liao: foramen
Juliao is in the big foramen at the junction of the superior maxillary bone and zygomatic bone.
Point: ST-3
Chinese Name: 巨髎
Name: Juliao
English Name/Meaning: Great Crevice
Pinyin: jù liáo
Han Geul 한글: geo ryo 거료
Romaji: ko ryō
Vietnamese: Cự liêu


With the eyes looking directly forwards, this point lies directly below the pupil, level with the lower border of the ala nasi, on the lateral side of the naso labial groove.

Functions and Indications of juliao:

  • Dispels wind, open the channel and disperse accumulation so is beneficial in muscular twitching, Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, sinus pressure, congestion, runny nose.
  • Also benefits for disorders of face, teeth, nose, ear.


  • Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.4 cun;
  • Transverse insertion to join with such points as Dicang(ST4), Qianliao (SI18).


  • Tendino-Musculo Points
  • Crossing Point of Yang Qiao Vessel


Read About Other Points of Stomach Meridian

ST1-承泣-Chengqi       ST2-四白-Sibai      ST3-巨髎- Ju liao       ST4-地仓-Dicang        ST5-大迎-Daying       ST6-颊车-Jiache   ST7-下关-Xiaguan      ST8-头维-Touwei   ST9-人迎-Renying           ST10-水突-Shuitu   ST11-气舍-Qishe   ST12-缺盆-Quepen      ST13- 气户-Qihu          ST14-库房-Kufang           ST15-屋翳-Wuyi          ST16-膺窗-Yingchuang    ST17-乳中-Ruzhong           ST18-乳根-Rugen            ST19-不容-Burong           ST20-承满-Chengman        ST21-梁门-Liangmen    ST22-关门-Guanmen         ST23-太乙-Taiyi             ST24-滑肉门-Huaroumen       ST25-天枢-Tianshu      ST26-外陵-Wailing          ST27-大巨-Daju           ST28-水道-Shuidao        ST29-归来-Guilai         ST30-气冲-Qichong     ST31-髀关-Biguan     ST32-伏兔-Futu      ST33-阴市-Yinshi     ST34-梁丘-Liangqiu           ST35-犊鼻-Dubi    ST36-足三里-Zusanli    ST37-上巨虚-ShangJuXu       ST38-条口-Tiaokou     ST39-下巨虚-XiaJuXu     ST40-丰隆-Fenglong    ST41-解溪-Jiexi        ST42-冲阳-Chongyang    ST43-陷谷-Xiangu   ST44-内庭-Neiting     ST45-厉兑-LiDui


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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