SJ23 (Sanjiao 23) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Sizhukong
English Name: Silken Bamboo Hollow

Precautions: Ancient books prohibit the use of moxibustion at this point.

Location: In the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow.


Dispels Wind, clears Fire from the head, brightens the eyes (clears the vision), stops pain and lowers fever, this point may be bled.

Primary Indications:

Headache, eye disorders (eye inflammation, visual disturbance, keratoleukoma, ingrown eyelash, twitching of eyelid).

Tertiary Indications:

Facial paralysis, toothache, dizziness, epilepsy, depressive psychosis.

Other Indications:

Fear of Wind and Cold, vomiting of mucoid sputum.


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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