SJ-06 (Zhi Gou) Branch Ditch

SJ-06 (Zhi Gou) Branch Ditch

Acupuncture Points on the San Jiao Channel of Hand Shao Yang

  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Jing-River & Fire Point

Common and Key Uses:

  • Constipation


  • 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


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

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 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.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 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.

Needling Method:

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