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SJ-06 (Zhi Gou) Branch Ditch

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the San Jiao Channel of Hand Shao Yang
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Jing-River & Fire Point

Common and Key Uses:

  • Constipation

Actions:

  • Regulates Qi and clears heat in the three jiao
  • Benefits the chest and lateral costal region
  • Moves the stool
  • Benefits the voice
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Tinnitus, deafness, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, constipation, febrile diseases, aching and heavy sensation of the shoulder and back, sudden hoarseness of voice.

Location

CAM:
  • 3 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Yangchi (SJ-4) and the tip of olecranon, between the radius and ulna, on the radial side of m. extensor digitorum.
AMOA:
  • 3 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.

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