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Zhongzhu TE3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Zhongzhu TE3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Zhongzhu TE3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
September 02
10:40 2018



Zhong: middle zhu: water margins
Zhongzhu point is in the middle of the Five-shu points and the Qi of the meridain flows like water along the water margins.

Point: TE3
Chinese Name: 中渚
Name: Zhongzhu
English Name/Meaning: Central Islet
Pinyin: zhōng zhǔ
Han Geul 한글: jung jeo 중저
Romaji: chū sho
Vietnamese: Trung chử


On the dorsal aspect of the hand, on the ulnar side of the 4th metacarpal bone, in the depression proximal to the 4th metacarpophalangeal joint


  • Dissipates wind heat (febrile disease, headache, red eyes, sore throat ).
  • Clears ears and eyes (clears pathogens).
  • Clears channel and connecting vessels (pain in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder).

Indications of Zhongzhu:

  • Zhongzhu is one of the most important distal points for treating ear disorders due to any pathology. Particularly suited to exterior wind and liver disharmony (especially when due to excess): tinnitus, deafness, inflammation of middle ear.
  • Also heaviness of the body and pain of the joints.
  • Local disorders: pain of the shoulder and elbow, pain of the spine (at the level of the Heart), numbness of the four limbs and inability to flex and extend the fingers.
  • Malaria: chronic malarial fever.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun


Shu-Stream Point.

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