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CO3 (Colon 3) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Sanjian
English Name: Third Interval

Location: When a loose fist is made, the point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone.

Nature:

Shu-Stream point, Wood point.

Functions:

Dispels exterior Wind, clears Heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat.

Indications:

Toothache, ophthalmalgia, sore throat, redness and swelling of fingers and the dorsum of the hand.

References:

The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Colon channel:

(CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO11, CO12, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO16, CO17, CO18, CO19, CO20)

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