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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > San Jiao Meridian Index > San Jiao 5

San Jiao 5

Chinese Name: Waiguan (English translation: Outer Pass)

Location: On the dorsal aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting SJ 4 and the tip of the elbow, 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between the ulna and radius.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the San Jiao Meridian
Master Point of the Yang Wei Vessel (couple with GB 41)

Indications:

  • Febrile disease, headache, redness, swelling and pain of the eye
  • Tinnitus, deafness
  • Pain in the hypochondrium, spasm and pain of the upper extremities

Functions: Dispels Wind-Heat, releases the exterior, benefits the ears, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes: SJ 5 is a very important point to use for releasing exterior Wind-Heat. 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 insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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