Press this point for nosebleeds and toothaches Stomach 44 is used for upper-body issues that, from an acupuncture perspective, are caused by heat in the Stomach. These include nosebleeds, toothaches, painful or bleeding gums, dry mouth or bad breath, and even some headaches. The point is located about a half inch up from the web
When a patient comes in with headache and neck pain related to the base of the skull we see on examination the hallmark finding of tenderness in the suboccipital muscles. The function of the suboccipital muscles is underrated, which is confusing because these four fine-tuning muscles are vital in stabilizing the position of the head by helping provide stability in the upper cervical region.