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.


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


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.


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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