Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Sanyangluo : The Yang Luo (Connection)

SJ-8 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 8


Location:
4 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.

Needling:
Slightly oblique insertion towards the ulnar side or oblique proximal or distal insertion towards the elbow or wrist respectively 0.5 - 1.5 cun.

Warning:
According to the Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and The Illustrated Classic of Acupuncture Points on the Bronze Man this point is contraindicated to needling.


TCM Actions:
Clears the sanjiao channel
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

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


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