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SJ 1 Guanchong *   Jing- Well Point        
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1]
2. Redness of the eyes.[1]
3 . Sore throat.[1] Stiffness of the tongue.[1] Laryngitis.[2]
4. Febrile diseases.[1] Irritability.[1]
Conjunctivitis.[2]
LOCATION: On the lateral side of the ring finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely 3 mm, or prick with three edged needle to cause bleeding.[1]

SJ 2 Yemen*  Ying- Spring Point        
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1] Pain in the hand and arm.[1] Pain and swelling of the fingers.[2]
2. Deafness.[1]
3. Malaria.[1,2] Redness of the eyes.[1]
4. Sore throat.[1] Laryngopharyngitis.[2]
LOCATION: Proximal to the margin of the web between the ring and small finger. The point is located with clenched fist.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely 8-13 mm towards the interspace of the metacarpal bones.[1]

SJ 3 Hand Zhongzhu**  Shu- Stream Point       
FUNCTIONS: Regulate Qi circulation, dispel pathogenic Heat, soothe the ear. Acute sprain lower lumbar region. Stimulates thyroid.
INDICATIONS
1 . Headache.[1]
2. Deafness.[1] Tinnitus.[1] Sore throat.[1] Deaf-mutism.[2]
3. Pain in the elbow and arm.[1] Motor impairment of fingers.[1] Pain in the shoulder and back.[2] Intercostal neuralgia.[2]
4 . Redness of the eyes.[1]
5 . Febrile diseases.[1]
LOCATION: When the hand is placed with the palm facing downward, the point is on the dorsum of hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, in the depression proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8-13 mm.[1]

SJ 4 Yangchi **   Yuan- Source Point      
FUNCTIONS Relax tendons, clears Jingluo, reinforce 3 Jiaos. Promotes the function of Chong Mai and Ren Mai in strengthening Qi and controlling Xue. Relieves Heat.
INDICATIONS
1. Pain in the wrist, shoulder and arm.[1] Pain and diseases of the soft tissues of the wrist.[2]
2. Common cold.[2] Tonsillitis.[2]
3. Malaria.[1,2]
4. Deafness.[1]
LOCATION: At the junction of the ulna and carpal bones, in the depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digitorum communis.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8 mm.[1]

 

 

 

 


SJ 5 Waiguan**   Luo- Connecting Point      
FUNCTIONS: Dispel Wind, relieve exterior and hot symptoms, relax tendons, invigorate Jingluo, clear Yang Wei Mai.
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1,2] Pain in the cheek and the hypochondriac region.[1] Motor impairment of the elbow and arm.[1] Pain of fingers.[1] Hand tremor.[1] Migraine.[2] Stiff neck[2] Hemiplegia.[2] Pain in the joints of upper arm.[2]  Paralysis.[2]
2. Deafness.[1,2] Tinnitus.[1,2] Common cold.[2] Pneumonia.[2]
3. Parotitis.[2]
4. Enuresis.[2]
5. Febrile diseases.[1] High fever.[2]
LOCATION: 2 cun above Yangchi- SJ4, between the radius and ulna.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 18-25 mm.[1]

SJ 6 Zhigou**   Jing- River Point     
FUNCTIONS: Regulate Qi circulation, dispel impediments, remove obstruction from intestines. Treat hypochondrium.
INDICATIONS
1. Aching and heavy sensation of the shoulder and back.[1] Pain in the shoulder and arm.[2] Intercostal neuralgia.[2]
2. Vomiting.[1] Constipation.[1] Habitual constipation.[2]
3. Sudden hoarseness of voice.[1] Tinnitus.[1] Deafness.[1]
4. Angina pectoris.[2]
5. Insufficient lactation.[2]
6. Pleurisy.[2]
LOCATION: 3 cun above Yangchi- SJ4, between the ulna and radius.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 18-25 mm.[1]

SJ 7 Huizong*   Xi- Cleft Point      
INDICATIONS
1. Pain of the arm.[1,2]
2. Seizures.[1,2]
Deafness.[1,2]
LOCATION:  3 cun proximal to the wrist, about one finger-breadth lateral to Zhigou- SJ6, on the radial side of the ulna.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 13-25 mm.[1]

SJ 8 Sanyangluo**         
FUNCTIONS: Clear Jingluo and sensory orifices.
INDICATIONS
1. Pain in the arm.[1,2] Pain in the hand.[1] Post-operative pain associated with pneumonectomy.[2]
2. Deafness.[1,2]
3. Sudden hoarsness of voice.[1] Aphasia.[2]
LOCATION: 4 cun above Yangchi- SJ4, between the radius and ulna.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 13-25 mm.[1]

SJ 9 Sidu **          
INDICATIONS:
1. Pain in the forearm.[1,2] Headache.[2] Paralysis of upper arm.[2]
2. Toothache.[1,2]
3. Neurasthenia.[2] Vertigo.[2]
4. Nephritis.[2]
5. Sudden hoarseness of voice.[1]
6. Deafness.[1]
LOCATION:  5 cun below the olecranon, between the radius and ulna.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 13-25 mm.[1]

SJ 10 Tianjing**  He- Sea Point       
INDICATIONS
1. Unilateral headache.[1] Pain in the costal and hypochrondriac region, neck, shoulder and arm.[1] Diseases of the soft tissues of the elbow.[2] Epilepsy.[1]
2. Scrofula.[1,2]Sha-Use moxa.[2] Tonsillitis.[2]
3. Migraine headache.[2]
4. Seizures.[2]
5. Urticaria.[2]
LOCATION: When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression about 1 cun superior to the olecranon.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8-13 mm.[1]

SJ 11 Qinglengyuan*         
INDICATIONS
1. Pain in the shoulder and arm.[1,2] Headache.[2]
2. Pain of the eyes.[2]
LOCATION: 1 cun above Tianjing- SJ10.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8 mm.[1]

SJ 12 Xiaoluo*         
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1,2]Stiffness and pain of the neck.[1,2] Pain in the arm.[1,2]
2. Toothache.[2]
3. Seizures.[2]
LOCATION: On the line joining the olecranon and Jianliao- SJ14, midway between Qinglenguan- SJ11 and Naohui- SJ13. It is just on the lower end of the bulge of the lateral head of triceps brachii when the forearm is in pronation.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 13-18 mm.[1]

SJ 13 Naohui*         
INDICATIONS
1. Pain in the shoulder and arm.[1,2]
2. Goiter.[1]
LOCATION: On the line joining Jianliao (SJ14) and the olecranon, 3 cun below Jianliao- SJ14, on the posterior border of deltoid muscle.[1]
METHOD:  Perpendicular 13-20 mm.[1]

SJ 14 Jianliao**         
FUNCTIONS: Relax tendons, clears Jingluo, soothe the joints.
INDICATIONS:
1. Heavy sensation of the shoulder.[1] Pain in the arm.[1] Hemiplegia.[2] Pain in the shoulder joint.[2] Perifocal inflammation of shoulder joint.[2]
2. Hypertension.[2]
3. Excessive sweating.[2]
LOCATION: Posterior and inferior to the acromion, in the depression about 1 cun posterior to Jianyu (LI15).[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular or obliquely dwnward 18-25 mm.[1]

SJ 15 Tianliao*         
INDICATIONS
1. Pain in the shoulder and arm.[1] Pain and stiffness of the neck.[1] Inflammation of the supraspinatus tendon.[2] Pain or soreness in the region of the scapula and back of neck.[2]
2. Fever.[2]
LOCATION: Midway between Jianjing- GB21 and Quyuan- SI13, on the superior angle of the scapula.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8-13 mm.[1]

SJ 16 Tianyou**         
INDICATIONS
1. Stiff neck.[1,2]
2. Sudden deafness.[1] Tinnitus.[2] Deafness.[2]
3. Dizziness.[1]
4. Blurring of vision.[1]
5. Facial swelling.[1]
6. Sore throat.[2]
LOCATION: Posterior and inferior to the mastoid process, on the posterior border of sternocleidomastoideus muscle, level with Tianrong- SI17 and Tanzhu- UB10.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8-13 mm.[1]

SJ 17 Yifeng **         
FUNCTIONS: Dispel Wind, clears Jingluo, Benefits hearing and vision. Much used for facial paralysis.
INDICATIONS
1. Tinnitus.[1,2] Deafness.[1,2] Deaf-mutism.[2]
2. Facial paralysis.[1,2] Trismus.[1] Swelling of the cheek.[1] Temperomandibular arthritis.[2]
3. Toothache.[2]
4. Parotitis.[2]
5. Sore eyes.[2]
LOCATION: Posterior to the lobule of the ear, in the depression between the mandible and mastoid process.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 13-25 mm.[1]

SJ 18 Qimai*         
INDICATIONS
1. Tinnitus.[1,2] Deafness.[1,2]
2. Headache.[1,2]
3. Infantile convulsions.[2]
LOCATION: In the centre of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng- SJ17, and Jiaosun- SJ20 posterior to the helix.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely 3 mm, or prick to cause bleeding.[1]

SJ 19 Luxi*         
INDICATIONS
1. Tinnitus.[1,2] Earache.[1] Otitis media.[2]  
2. Headache.[1,2]
3. Vomiting.[2]
LOCATION: Posterior to the ear, at the junction of the upper and middle third of the curve formed by Yifeng- SJ17 and Jiaosun- SJ20.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely 3 mm.[1]


SJ 20 Jiaosun*         
INDICATIONS
1. Redness and swelling of the ear.[1] Red and swollen earlobe.[2]
2. Toothache.[1,2]
3. Redness, swelling and pain of the eye.[1] Pannus.[2] Patotitis: formed superficial tissue over the eye.[2]
LOCATION: Directly above the ear apex, within the hairline of the temple.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely downward 3 mm.[1]

SJ 21 Ermen**         
FUNCTIONS : Opens the ears. Disperses Heat.
INDICATIONS
1. Deafness.[1,2] Tinnitus.[1,2] Otorrhea.[1]Pus in the ear.[2]
2. Pain in the jaw and headache.[2]
3. Toothache.[1]Toothache in the upper jaw.[2]
LOCATION:  In the depression anterior to the supratragic notch and slightly superior to the condyloid process of the mandible. The point is located with the mouth open.[1]
METHOD: Perpendicular 8-13 mm.[1]

SJ 22 Heliao*         
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1] Heavy sensation of the head.[1] Lockjaw.[1] Trigeminal neuralgia.[2] Facial paralysis.[2]
2. Tinnitis.[1]
3. Rhinitis.[2]
LOCATION: Anterior and superior to Ermen- SJ21, level with the root of the auricle, on the posterior border of the hairline of the temple where the superficial temporal artery passes.[1]
METHOD: Obliquely 3-8 mm. Avoid the artery.[1]

SJ 23 Sizhukong**        
FUNCTIONS: Dispel Wind, stop pain, clear Fire, brighten the eyes.
INDICATIONS
1. Headache.[1,2] Facial paralysis.[2]
2. Blurring of vision.[1] Redness and pain of the eye.[1] Twitching of the eyelid.[1] Eye diseases.[2]

LOCATION: In the depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow.[1]
METHOD: Posteriorly 8 mm horizontally along the skin.[1]


[1] Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture. 1980 Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Foreign Languages Press Beijing

[2] Acupuncture A comprehensive Text Beijing