Point Localization: On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.

TCM Actions: Expels exterior wind. Brightens the eyes. Benefits the throat. Regulates the Intestines. Expels Wind and Cold from the channel. Analgesia.

Indications: Aversion to Cold. Fever. Sneeze. Acute pain in the eye. Sore throat. Cold and Damp Diarrhea. Borborygmos. Bi syndrome in the hand and wrist.

Target area: Eyes. Throat. Intestines.

Point Name and Meaning: Sanjian – Third Interval

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: Shu (stream). Wood.

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.