SI-7 (Zhi Zheng)

SI6-SI8

Chinese Name:

Zhizheng 支正

English translation:

Branch of the Upright

Location:

On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting SI 5 and SI 8.

Classification:

Luo-Connecting point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Stiff neck, contracture of elbow, pain in fingers.
Febrile diseases, psychosis.
Neuraesthenia, eye-dizziness.
Four limbs weak, cannot make a fist, fear, groaning, all sorts of tuberculosis, small tumour of the eyes (chalazion), swelling of the jaws, pain of elbow and arm.

Functions:

Activates the meridian, frees obstructions, calms the Shen, clears Heat, alleviates pain.

Notes:

Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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