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Small Intestine 04 (SI 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Wangu, Wrist Bone

Location
On the ulnar side of the palm, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone.

Indications
Febrile diseases with anhidrosis, headache, rigidity of the neck, contracture of the fingers, pain in the wrist, jaundice.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates damp-heat.

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.