SJ 22 Acupuncture Point(Erheliao) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used to treat headache, facial nerve palsy, mandibular arthritis and so on,puncture obliquely or flatly 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

SJ 22 Acupuncture Point Location

Anterior and superior to SJ 21 level with the root of the auricle on posterior border of hairline of the temple where superficial temporal artery passes.

erheliao point

What is the meaning of Erheliao

Eeheliao:”He”,crops,refers to the spleen and soil particles of Qi. “Liao”, the pores. The name of ErHeliao means that the dampness-Qi of San Jiao Meridian and outside point turn into rain and descend here.The substance of this point is a little of the shrink dampness-qi from SJ 21(Ermen) point,other is dampness-qi from GallBladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang and Small Intestine Meridian of Hand-Taiyang.The two Qi meet and turn into rain descend that like falling from the pores, hence the name.

SJ 22 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Headache, tinnitus;
  • Lockjaw;


Headache, facial nerve palsy, mandibular arthritis and so on.

SJ 22 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Use your thumb to rub SJ 22(Erheliao) point for about 200 times, or press and rub for 3 to 5 minutes every day, it can treat deafness and tinnitus.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion on SJ 22(Erheliao) point for 5 to 10 minutes,or 3 unit.

SJ 22 point Compatibility

Combined with Tinggong and Yifeng point to treat tinnitus;

Combined with Jiache, Dicang and Yangbai point to treat facial paralysis;

Combined with Taiyang, Yintang and ZuLinqi point to treat migraine.

Combined with Yanglao and Wangu point to treat deafness.