Shang: upper Guan: border
Other names: Kezhuren
Guan refers to the zygomatic arch. Shangguan is at the upper margin of the zygomatic arch.
Chinese Name: 上关
English Name/Meaning: Above the Joint
Pinyin: shàng guān
Han Geul 한글: sang gwan 상관/gaek ju in 객주인
Romaji: kyaku shu jin
Vietnamese: Thượng quan
In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above ST7 (Xiaguan).
Functions of Shangguan:
- Clears heat, invigorates collateral.
- Opens orifice and benefits hearing.
Headache, Deafness, tinnitus, deviation of eye and mouth, toothache, depression, epilepsy.
Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Meeting point of Triple energizer, Stomach and Gallbladder.
- Deep Needling should be avoided.
- Avoid zygomaticoorbital artery and vein.