SJ8 (Sanjiao 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Sanyangluo
English Name: Three Yang Luo

Location: On the dorsal surface of the forearm, 4 cun above the transverse wrist crease, between the radius and the ulna.


Clears the channels and sensory orifices, traditionally contraindicated to needle, needle through to Ximen (PC4) in acupuncture anaesthesia for pulmonary lobectomy.

Primary Indications:

Sudden loss of voice, deafness, hand and arm pain.

Tertiary Indications:

Toothache, lassitude.

Other Indications:

Post-operative pain associated with pneumonectomy.


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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