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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 2

Small Intestine 2

Chinese Name: Qiangu (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
  • Fever, headache, tinnitus
  • Scanty, dark 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.

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