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San Jiao 02 (SJ 2)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yemen, Fluid Gate

Location
When the fist is clenched, the point is located in the depression proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and small fingers.

Indications
Headache, redness of the eyes, sudden deafness, sore throat, malaria, pain in arm.

Traditional Action
Clears heat, expels wind, benefits the ear; removes obstructions from the channel.

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.