San Jiao hand shao yang meridian

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Chinese Medicine SAN JIAO – Hand Shao Yang Acupuncture Meridian

 

SAN JIAO – Hand Shao Yang

 

 

 

SJ 2 - clears SJ pathogenic Heat, reduce swelling – relieve local pain

Location (yemen):  between ring and little fingers, 0.5 cun proximal to margin of the web

SJ 3 - inability to bend hand/fingers, tinnitus, Heat diseases, expel Wind/Heat

Location (zhongshu):  on dorsum of hand, in depression just proximal to 4th and 5th metacarpo-phalangeal joints

SJ 4 - [Yuan-source] local pain (wrist)

Location (yangchi): on dorsum of wrist, at level of wrist joint, in depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum  communis and extensor digiti minimi

SJ 5 - [Connect to PC] release exterior, detoxify, clear Heat, constipation due to Heat, local problems, HBP

Location (waiguan):  2 cun proximal to SJ 4, in depression between radius and ulna, on radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendons

SJ 6 - frees bowel Qi – constipation, calms rebel Qi & Fire, local problems

Location (zhigou):  3 cun proximal to SJ 4 , in depression between radius and ulna, on radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle

SJ 7 - [Xi-Cleft] pain in upper limbs

Location (huizong):  3 cun proximal to SJ 4, level with and on ulnar side of SJ 6, in depression between the ulna and extensor digitorum communis muscle

SJ 9 - regulates the waterways (edema), pain in the forearm

Location (sidu):  in depression between radius and ulna, on a line drawn between SJ 4 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, 7 cun proximal to SJ 4

SJ 10 - transforms Phlegm-Damp, elbow problems

Location (tianjing):  with elbow flexed, points is located in depression 1 cun proximal to the olecranon

SJ 14 - expel Wind/Damp, heaviness of shoulder, arm pain

Location (jianliao):  at origin of deltoid muscle, in depression which lies posterior and inferior to lateral extremity of the acromion

SJ 15 - local shoulder problems

Location (tianliao):  in suprascapular fossa, in depressoon midway between GB 21 and SI 13 (at medial end of suprascapular fossa)

SJ 17 - clear Heat, opens portals (improves hearing), mid ear infection, Bell’s palsy, grinding teeth/clenched jaw

Location (yifeng):  behind the earlobe, between ramus of mandible and mastoid process, in depression just superior to the palpable transverse process of 1st cervical vertebra

SJ 18 - head wind (severe headache)

Location (qimai):  posterior to ear, in a small depression on mastoid bone, one 3rd of the distance along a curved line drawn from SJ 17 to SJ 20 following the line of  rim of ear

SJ 19 - head wind (severe headache)

Location (luxi):  posterior to ear, in small depression two 3rd of the distance along a curved line drawn from SJ 17 to SJ 20 following the line of rim of ear 

SJ 20 - clears the head, brightens the eyes, red sore swollen eyes, headache, toothache

Location (jiaosun):  on side of head, directly level with apex of ear when ear is folded forwards

SJ 21 - opens portals (improves hearing), tinnitus, mid ear infection, toothache

Location (ermen):  in depression anterior to supratragic notch and slightly superior to condyloid process of the mandible

SJ 23 - brightens eyes, relieves pain (headache), visual dizziness, painful swollen eyes, twitching eyelids

Location (sizhukong):  in depression on supraorbital margin, at lateral end of eyebrow 

 

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