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SJ5 (Sanjiao 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Waiguan
English Name: Outer Gate

Location: On the dorsal surface of the forearm, 2 cun above the transverse wrist crease, between the radius and the ulna.

Nature:

Luo-Connecting point of the Sanjiao channel, Confluent (Master/Key) point of Yangweimai.

Functions:

Relieves exterior and Hot conditions, dispels Wind or Wind-Heat (External or Internal), facilitates circulation of stagnant Qi in the channels, invigorates the Luomai, relaxes the tendons.

Primary Indications:

Headache, tinnitus, deafness, pain in fingers, elbow and arm pain and motor impairment, hand tremor.

Secondary Indications:

Febrile diseases.

Tertiary Indications:

Common cold, pain in cheek, mumps, pain in sides/ribs, hemiplegia, constipation.

Other Indications:

Swollen throat, adenitis (scrofula), enuresis, stiff neck, paralysis, inflammation of eyes, wind hyperlacrimation, cataract, leukoma, placenta does not descend.

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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