Small Intestine 05 (SI 5)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yanggu, Yang Valley
At the ulnar end of the transverse crease on the dorsal aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.
Clears mind, removes obstructions from the channel, expels exterior damp-heat.
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