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Small Intestine 03 (SI 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Houxi, Back Stream (Ravine)

Location
When a lose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar side, proximal to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint, at the end of the transver crease at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications
Pain an drigidity 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.

Traditional Action
Eliminates interior wind from the Du Mai Vessel, expels exterior wind, benefits sinews, resolves dampness and jaundice, clears the mind.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.