Point Localization: When a loose fist is made, at the ulnar end of the crease, distal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint at the junction of the red & white skin.

TCM Actions: Expels Wind-Heat. Benefits eyes, nose and ears. Clears Heat in the Bladder. Remove obstruction from the channel.

Indications: Mumps. Aversion to cold. Fever. Cough. Blurred vision. Pain and redness of the eyes. Nasal congestion. Nosebleed. Tinnitus. Stiff neck. Stiffness in the upper back. Pain in the scapular region. Pain in the arm, wrist or 5th finger. Hot urine.

Target area: Fist. Arm. Shoulder. Scapula. Cervical.

Point Name and Meaning: Qiangu – Front Valley

Acupuncture Meridian: Small Intestine

Categories: Ying (spring). Water.

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




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