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SJ4 (Sanjiao 4) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yangchi
English Name: Yang Pool

Location: At the junction of the ulna and carpal bones, in the depression lateral to the tendon of the muscle extensor digitorum communis.

Nature:

Yuan-Source point of the Sanjiao channel.

Functions:

Relaxes the sinews/tendons, clears the channels, relieves Heat, reinforces the Sanjiao, promotes the function of Chongmai and Renmai, special effects on rheumatism of the wrist.

Primary Indications:

Wrist pain, shoulder and arm pain.

Secondary Indications:

Malaria.

Tertiary Indications:

Deafness, thirst/dry mouth, diabetes, common cold, tonsillitis, retroversion of uterus.

Other Indications:

Eyes red and swollen, cold fingers, nervous spasms and paralysis of forearm muscles, degenerative diseases.

References:

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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