Houxi (English translation: Back Stream)
When a loose fist is made, the point is on the
ulnar aspect of the hand, proximal 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.
Shu-Stream point of the Small Intestine Meridian
Master Point of the Du Meridian (couple with UB 62)
- Pain and rigidity of the head and neck,
malaria, pain in the lumbar and sacrum, acute spasm in the finger, elbow and
- Manic psychosis, epilepsy
- Deafness, eye congestion
Benefits the neck and back, activates the meridian, expels exterior Wind,
regulates the Du meridian, calms the Shen, treats malaria.
is an excellent point for neck and back issues when coupled with UB 62. Shu-Stream
points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to
alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points
are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.
Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.