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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > San Jiao Meridian Index > San Jiao 3

San Jiao 3

Chinese Name: Zhongzhu (English translation: Central Islet)

Location: On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, proximal to the 4th metacarpophalangeal joint.

Classification: Shu-Stream point of the San Jiao Meridian

Indications:

  • Headache, redness of the eye
  • Tinnitus, deafness
  • Sore throat
  • Pain in the scapular region, pain of the leg, fingers unable to extend

Functions: Clears Heat, dispels Wind, benefits the ears, eyes and head, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes: Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

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