SJ-05 (Wai Guan) Outer Pass

SJ-05 (Wai Guan) Outer Pass

Acupuncture Points on the San Jiao Channel of Hand Shao Yang

  • Luo (Connecting) Point
  • Confluent Point of the Yang Linking Vessel


  • Expels wind and releases the exterior
  • Benefits the head and ears
  • Opens the Yang Linking vessel
  • Clears heat
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Febrile diseases, headache, pain in the cheek, strained neck, deafness, tinnitus, pain in the hypochondriac region, motor impairment of the elbow and arm, pain of the fingers, hand tremor.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 2 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendons.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 2 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.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.