SJ 21 Acupuncture Point(Ermen) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for tinnitus, deafness, ears, toothache, jaw swelling, dizziness, etc,puncture 0.5 to 1 cun straight.

SJ 21 Acupuncture Point Location

Anterior to the supratragic notch and behind the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible with the mouth open.

ermen point

What is the meaning of Ermen

Ermen:”Er”, refers to the part where the qi acts on the ear.”Men”,door. The name of “Ermen” means that the heavy water-qi of San Jiao Meridian after it cools down flows into the body from the ear hole here. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-qi from SJ 20(Jiaosun) point. After reaching this point, the dampness-qi due to cool down turn into the water of the ground,which flow into the body through the ear holes, Hence the name.

SJ 21 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Deafness, tinnitus, ears disease;
  • Toothache.


Otitis media, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Meniere’s disease.

SJ 21 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

For ear

Press SJ 21(Ermen) point vertically with the tip of thumb finger for 1 to 3 minutes,once a day in the morning and evening,which can relieve Tinnitus, otitis etc ear disease.

For periodontitis

Press Duiduan point with the pad of your thumb for 2 minutes, and then press SJ 21(Ermen) point for 2 minutes,which can relieve periodontitis.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxa moxibustion on SJ 21 point for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 unit.

SJ 21 point Compatibility

Combined with Tinggong,Tinghui, and Yifeng point to treat tinnitus, deafness;

Combined with Jiache, Xiaguan, Hegu point to treat toothache;

Combined with Quanliao,Jiache,Yifeng point to treat mandibular arthritis;

Combined with DuiDuan apoint to relieve and treat upper tooth caries;

Combined with SizhuKong point to relieve toothache.