Point Localization: On the ulnar side of the palm in a depression between the base of the 5th metacarpal joint and the hamate bone.

TCM Actions: Remove channel obstruction. Resolves Damp Heat.

Indications: Contraction of the fingers, shoulders and arms. Wrist pain. Stiff neck. Headache. Rib pain. Bi Syndrome in the channel. Pain in the hypochondrium. Cholecystitis. Jaundice.

Target area: Fist. Arm. Shoulder.

Point Name and Meaning: Wangu – Wrist Bone

Acupuncture Meridian: Small Intestine

Categories: Yuan (source).

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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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.