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San Jiao 03 (SJ 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongzhu, Middle Islet

Location
When the fist is clenched, the point is on the dorsum of the hand between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, in the depression proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint.

Indications
Headache, redness of the eyes, deafness, tinnitus, sore throat, febrile diseases, pain in the elbow and arm, motor impairment of fingers.

Traditional Action
Clears heat, expels wind, benefits ears, lifts the mind, removes obstructions form the channel, regulates Qi.

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.