SI-2 (Qian Gu)

SI1-SI5

Chinese Name:

Qiangu 前谷

English translation:

Front Valley

Location:

When a loose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar aspect of the hand, distal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, at the end of the transverse crease of the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Numbness of the fingers, febrile diseases, tinnitus, headache, reddish urine.

Functions:

Clears Heat, activates the meridian.

Notes:

Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.