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Small Intestine 05 (SI 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yanggu, Yang Valley

Location
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.

Indications
Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.

Traditional Action
Clears mind, removes obstructions from the channel, expels exterior damp-heat.

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.