SI-5 (Yang Gu)

SI1-SI5

Chinese Name:

Yanggu 阳谷

English translation:

Yang Valley

Location:

On the ulnar aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.

Classification:

Jing-River point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.

Functions:

Clears Heat, clears the meridian, reduces swelling.

Notes:

Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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