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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 5

Small Intestine 5

Chinese Name: Yanggu (English translation: Yang Valley)

Location:  On the ulnar aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

  • Neck pain, pain of the hand and wrist
  • Febrile diseases

Functions: Clears Heat, clears the meridian, reduces swelling.

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

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