Point Localization: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Brightens the eyes. Benefits the throat. Expels wind. Scatters Cold. Extinguishes Inner Wind. Restores consciousness. Remove obstructions in the channel.

Indications: Cold Heat syndromes. Blurred vision. Tinnitus. Deafness. Invasion of Wind-Heat. Heat in the Large Intestine. Sore throat. Aversion to Cold. Fever. Loss of consciousness due to stroke. Pain in the shoulder and dorsal area. Numbness. Heat the fingers. Wind-Heat invading the eyes. Acute conjunctivitis.

Target area: Throat. Shoulder.

Point Name and Meaning: Shangyang – Metal Yang

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: Jing (well). Metal.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.