Point Localization: 2 cun above TB4 between the radius and the ulna on the TB4 – TB10 line

TCM Actions: Expels Wind-Heat. Clears Heat from the head. Controls Liver Yang. Remove channel obstruction. Benefits ears.

Indications: Sore throat. Fever. Chill. Aversion to cold. Alternating between feeling cold and warm. Irritability. Alternation of humor. Bitter taste. Blurred vision. Tinnitus. Deafness. Pruritus, redness, swelling and pain in the ear. Otitis. Redness, pain and swelling of the eyes. Stiffness of the tongue. Aphtha. Chapped lips. Nosebleed. Mumps. Unilateral headache. Dizziness. Pain in neck, shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and fingers. Inability to hold objects. Paralysis of the arm. Tremor in hand.

Target area: Head. Shoulder. Arm. Forearm. Hand.

Point Name and Meaning: Waiguan – Outer Gate

Acupuncture Meridian: Yang Wei Mai

Categories: Luo (connecting). Master point of the Yang Connecting Vessel (Yang Wei Mai). Coupled point of the Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai).

Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]

 

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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.