These are the acupressure points for facial palsy. Working on these points can help you get better faster. You do not have to use all of these points. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Acupressure Point ST8 — Tou Wei
Chinese Name: 頭 維
Location: at the corner of the forehead at the junction of the forehead and hairline.
Benefits: migraine headaches, blurred vision and common cold.
Acupressure Point GB1 — Tong Zi Liao
Chinese Name: 瞳子髎
Location: lateral to outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit.
Benefits: migraine headaches, failing vision, redness of the eye, lacrimation, glaucoma, foggy vision, cataract, face lift point.
Acupressure Point Tai Yang — Tai Yang
Chinese Name: 太 陽
Location: in the depression about 1 inch posterior to the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus. It’s in the large depression on the side of the head about 1 inch away from the end of the eyebrow.
Benefits: headache, eye disease, deviation of the eye, deviation of the mouth, pain in the eye.
Acupressure Point SI18 — Guan Liao
Chinese Name: 顴顟
Location: directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of zygoma.
Benefits: facial paralysis, twitching of the eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheeks, and discoloration of the sclera.
Acupressure Point ST7 — Xia Guan
Chinese Name: 下關
Location: at the lower border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression anterior to the condyloid process of the mandible when the mouth is closed.
Benefits: deafness, tinnitus, ear infection, tooth ache, facial paralysis, pain in the face, t.m.j. Pain.
Acupressure Point ST2 — Si Bai
Chinese Name: 四白
Location: One finger width below the lower ridge of the eye socket in line with the center of the iris in an indentation of the cheek.
Benefits: redness and pain of the eye, facial paralysis and pain, twitching eyelids, near sightedness, far sightedness, headaches, vertigo, face-lift point. Remedies acne and facial blemishes.
Acupressure Point LI20 — Ying Xiang
Chinese Name: 迎 香
Location: at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the nostril. in the hollow just outside each nostril.
Benefits: blockages of the maxillary sinuses, sinus headaches, upper respiratory problems, common colds, nasal blockages, shortness of breath, face-lift point.
Acupressure Point GV26 — Ren Zhong
Chinese Name: 人中
Location: below the nose, a little above the midpoint of the philtrum. in the hollow between the upper lip and the nose.
Benefits: revival point from cardiac and respiratory arrest, mental disorders, epilepsy, convulsions, coma, facial paralysis, swelling of the face, low vitality, lockjaw, diabetes, fainting spells, chest pains, heart attacks, heat stroke, middle and lower back aches, spasms of the lower back, face lift point.
Acupressure Point ST4 — Di Cang
Chinese Name: 地倉
Location: lateral to the corner of the mouth.
Benefits: deviation of the mouth, salivation, twitching of the eyelid, mutism, myopia, facial palsy, to reduce fat in the thigh.
Acupressure Point CV24 — Cheng Jiang
Chinese Name: 承漿
Location: in the depression in the center of the mentolabial groove.
Benefits: facial paralysis, facial swelling, swelling in the lower gums, toothache, salivation, drooling.
Acupressure Point P6 — Nei Guan
Chinese Name: 內關
Location: three finger width above the wrist crease on the palmar side.
Benefits: palpitation, vomiting, mental disorders, chest pains-emotional and physical, nausea, to decrease appetite, to calm down, decrease panic attacks, to stop smoking, addictions to alcohol, food and drugs, poor memory, to promote yawning, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Acupressure Point GB12 — Wan Gu
Chinese Name: 完骨
Location: in the depression below the mastoid process.
Benefits: headache, insomnia, pain and stiffness of the neck, swelling of the cheek, toothache, facial paralysis, shortness of breath, great revival point from respiratory arrest
It is important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.
Caution: You should consult with a healthcare professional before practicing Acupressure or starting any diet, exercise, Chinese herbs or other supplementation programs.