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SI5 (Small Intestine 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yanggu
English Name: Yang Valley

Location: At the ulnar end of the transverse crease on the dorsal aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.

Nature:

Jing-River point, Fire point.

Functions:

Clears the mind, removes obstructions from the channel, expels exterior Damp-Heat.

Indications:

Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.

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 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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