The term sanjian refers to the third point of lung meridian.
This point is on the radial border of the index finger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, when a loose fist is made.
Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 2 cun, directed towards Houxi SI-3.
Note: needle with the hand in a loose fist position.
Moxibustion is applicable.
Indications of sanjian:
This is one of the important point for disorders of finger joints, toothache. This point also benefits toothache, pain , swelling of throat and fever.
Shu stream point .
Needle with the hand in a loose fist position for accurate location and easy needling.
Read about other points of Large Intestine Meridian:
LI1-Shangyang-商阳 LI2-Erjian-二间 LI4-Hegu-合谷 LI5-Yangxi-阳溪 LI6-Painli-偏历 LI7-Wenliu-温溜 LI8-Xialian-下廉 LI9-Shanglian-上廉 LI10-Shousanli-手三里 LI11-Quchi-曲池 LI12-Zhouliao-肘髎 LI13-Shouwuli-手五里 LI14-Binao-臂臑 LI15-Jianyu-肩髃 LI16-Jugu-巨骨 LI17-Tianding-天鼎 LI18-Futu-扶突 LI19-Heliao-禾髎 LI20-Yingxiang-迎香