Small Intestine Meridian

Tinggong SI19 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Ting: hearing          Gong: palace
Tinggong refers to the ear. The point is located in front of the ear and is indicated in treating otological disease.

Point: SI-19
Chinese Name: 听宫
Name: Tinggong
English Name/Meaning: Palace of Hearing
Pinyin: tīng gōng
Han Geul 한글: cheong gung 청궁
Romaji: chō kyū
Vietnamese: Thính cung


On the face, anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyle of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.

Indications of Tinggong:

  • Tinggong is one of the best points for ear disorders like tinnitus (acute), nausea, vomiting, vertigo. Also use other points – GB2, SJ17 & 21 good too. Palpate which is more tender.
  • Calm “Shen” – bipolar, hearing voices that do not exist, Epilepsy.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun. When the mouth is open in locating the point, better to put something in the mouth to fix the position.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎


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.