Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Zhigou : Branch Ditch

SJ-6 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 6

Jing-River and Fire point

Horary point of the Sanjiao channel

3 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle.

Slightly oblique insertion towards the ulnar side or oblique proximal or distal insertion towards the elbow or wrist respectively 0.5 - 1.5 cun, or joined by through needling to Jianshi P-5.

Movement of the patient's hand or arm after needling this point can result in a bent needle.

TCM Actions:
Regulates qi and clears heat in the three jiao
Benefits the chest and lateral costal region
Moves the stool
Benefits the voice
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Tinnitus, heat-wind tinnitus and deafness, sudden loss of voice, lockjaw, febrile disease with absence of sweating, pain of the eyes, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, swelling and pain of the throat, scrofula.
  • Pain of the lateral costal region, abdominal pain, sudden Heart pain and oppression of the chest, cough, cough with redness and heat of the face.
  • Constipation, vomiting, sudden turmoil disorder, post-partum dizziness, blockage of the Ren Mai in women.
  • Pain of the axilla, pain of the shoulder, arm and back, painful obstruction of the elbow, tremor of the hand, cold-wind hand trembling, numbness of the hand, hemiplegia.

    Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous nerve of the forearm from C5 - C8
    Dermatome Segment: C6, C7

    Reference Notes: (click to display)