SJ1 (Sanjiao 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Guanchong
English Name: Gate/Barrier Rushing.

Location: On the ulnar side of the ring finger, about 0.1 cun (1 fen) posterior to the corner of the nail.


Jing-Well point of the Sanjiao channel.

Primary Indications:

Headache, redness of eyes, sore throat.

Secondary Indications:

Febrile diseases.

Tertiary Indications:

Stiff tongue, irritability, keratoleukoma, thirst/dry mouth, nausea/vomiting, arm pain.

Other Indications:

Pain of fingers, torticollis, wasting disease in infants with parasitosis and malnutrition, angina pectoris, syncope, emergency care, disorders due to wind, cholera.


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 Sanjiao channel:

(SJ1, SJ2, SJ3, SJ4, SJ5, SJ6, SJ7, SJ8, SJ9, SJ10, SJ11, SJ12, SJ13, SJ14, SJ15, SJ16, SJ17, SJ18, SJ19, SJ20, SJ21, SJ22, SJ23)

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