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SI-03 (Hou Xi) Back Ravine

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Shu-Stream & Wood Point
  • Confluent Point of the Governing Vessel

Actions:

  • Benefits the occiput, neck and back
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Clears wind and heat and treats malaria
  • Calms the spirit and treats epilepsy
  • Clears heat and benefits the sensory orifices
  • Regulates the Governing vessel

Indications:

  • Pain and rigidity of the neck, tinnitus, deafness, sore throat, mania, malaria, acute lumbar sprain, night sweating, febrile diseases, contracture and numbness of the fingers, pain in the shoulder and elbow.

Location

CAM:
  • When a loose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar end of the distal palmar crease, proximal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, at the end of the transverse crease and the junction of the red and white skin.
AMOA:
  • On the ulnar border of the hand, in the substantial depression proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal bone.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.7 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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