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San Jiao 05 (SJ 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Waiguan, Outer Gate (Pass)

Location
2 cun above Yangchi (SJ 4) between the radius and ulna.

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

Traditional Action
Expels wind-heat, releases the exterior, removes obstruction from the channel, benefits the ear, subdues Liver-yang.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.