SJ 17 Acupuncture Point(Yifeng) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for ENT disaese,such as: facial paralysis,lockjaw, toothache, cheek swelling, tinnitus, deafness, etc.; scrofula,puncture 0.8 to 1.2 cun.

SJ 17 Acupuncture Point Location

Posterior to lobule of ear in depression between the mandible and mastoid process.

yifeng point

What is the meaning of Yifeng

Yifeng:Yi,shelter made of feathers,refers to the Yang-Qi of the heaven. Feng,wind,the Qi of this point is like wind. The name of “Yifeng” means that the Qi of San Jiao Meridian transforms into the Yang-qi of the heaven. The substance of this acupoint is the hot wind-qi from SJ 16(Tianyong) point. After reaching this acupoint,the hot wind-qi is weak and slowly turns into the Qi of Wei Wai of the heaven, and the Yang-qi of Wei Wai is transferred from the point to the head by wind-qi,hence the name.

SJ 17 Acupuncture Point usage

  • ENT disease, such as: facial paralysis, lockjaw, toothache, cheek swelling, tinnitus, deafness, etc.;
  • Scrofula.


Facial nerve palsy, mumps, neurological deafness, trigeminal neuralgia, etc.

SJ 17 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Gently rub and press SJ 17(Yifeng) points with the pad of middle finger for 3 to 5 minutes each time,It can improve hearing, dredge facial meridians, and prevent from swollen cheeks and facial paralysis if long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion on SJ17(Yifeng) point for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

Compatibility of SJ 17(Yifeng) Point

Combined with Dicang,Chengjiang,Shuigou,Hegu point to treat lockjaw.

Combined with Tinggong, Tinghui, and Waiguan point to treat tinnitus and deafness caused by wind-heat.

Combined with Tinghui,Ermen,Xingjian,Xiaxi point to treattinnitus and deafness caused by the fire of liver and gallbladder.

Combined with Neiguan and Tanzhong point to treat hiccups.

Combined with Xiaguan,JiaChe, Hefu point to treat cheek swelling.

Combined with HeGu,Neiting,Jiache point to treat toothache due to stomach fire.

Combined with Fuliu and Taixi point to treat toothache caused by deficiency-fire.

Combined with Jiache, Xiaguan, Sibai, and Hegu point to treat  facial paralysis.

Combined with HeGu and Daying point to treat sore throat.

Combined with Jiaosun point to treat epidemic parotitis.

Combined with Fengchi and Shuaigu point to treat pain behind the ears.