Point Localization: On the radial side of the index finger distal to the 2nd metacarpophalangeal joint in a depression at the border of the red and white skin.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Expels Wind-Heat. Remove channel obstruction.

Indications: Heat in the Large Intestine. Fever. Aversion to Cold. Pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Constipation. Dry feces.

Target area: Shoulder.

Point Name and Meaning: Erjian – Second Interval

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: Ying (spring). Water. Sedation.

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.