Point Localization: 3 cun above TB4 between the radius and ulna on the radial side of the extensor digitorum muscle on the TB4 and tip of the olecranon line.

TCM Actions: Regulates Qi. Clears Heat in the head. Expels Wind. Regulates Ren Mai (Directing Vessel). Benefits chest, back, Large Intestine. Remove obstructions from the channel.

Indications: Pain on the side of the back, abdomen and chest. Tightness in the chest. Redness and warmth in the face. Fever. Sudden loss of voice. Red eyes and swollen throat. Constipation. Pain in the armpit, shoulder, arm and hand. Bi Syndrome in the channel. Numbness of the hand. Rashes Wind-Heat. Acne. Furuncle.

Target area: Arms. Eyes. Back. Thorax.

Point Name and Meaning: Zhigou – Branching Ditch

Acupuncture Meridian: Triple Burner

Categories: King (river). Fire.

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




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