SI4 (Small Intestine 4) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shouwangu (Hand-Wangu)
English Name: Wrist Bone

Location: With the fist clenched, this point can be found on the dorsal side of the hand on the ulnar aspect, in the depression between the base of the 5th metacarpal boen and the triquetral bone.


Yuan-Source point of the Small Intestine channel.


Disperses Damp-Heat from the Small Intestine, special effects on Yang jaundice (Damp-Heat type), major point for Gall Bladder problems.

Primary Indications:

Headache with stiff neck, tinnitus, nebula, finger contarcture and arm pain (finger contracture, wrist/elbow/finger arthritis).

Secondary Indications:

Jaundice, febrile diseases.

Tertiary Indications:

Pain in sides.

Other Indications:

Hyperlacrimation, diabetes, emaciation and thirst, throat blockage, gastritis, cholecystitis, hand tremor, weak wrists, hemiplegia, convulsions, madness and fear, swelling of neck and chin, infantile meningeal syndrome, coldness and pain on shoulder and upper back.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Small Intestine channel:

(SI1, SI2, SI3, SI4, SI5, SI6, SI7, SI8, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12, SI13, SI14, SI15, SI16, SI17, SI18, SI19)

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