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Yanggu SI5 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Yanggu SI5 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yanggu SI5 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 03
12:03 2018
Yanggu-SI5

Yanggu-SI5

Nomenclature:

Yang: Yang of yin-yang Gu: Valley
Yang means the “exterior”. The seam on the exterior aspect of the wrist, where yanggu lies is like a valley.

Point: SI-5
Chinese Name: 阳谷
English Name/Meaning: Yang Valley
Pinyin: yáng gǔ
Han Geul 한글: yang gok 양곡
Romaji: yō koku
Vietnamese: Dương cốc

Location:

On the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetral bone.

Functions:

  • Disperse heat and swelling (lymphadenopathy).
  • Calms the spirit.

Indications:

  • Swelling of the neck and submandibular region.
  • Pain of the hand and wrist.
  • Cough and dyspnea, chills and fever: febrile disease with absence of sweating, chills and fever.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Jing-river point.
  • Fire point.
  • Good point for mumps, gum and throat swelling.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫

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