Names Of Qian Gu

SI 2 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Front Valley
  • Pinyin Name: Qian Gu
  • Chinese Character: 前谷
Meridian Information

Where Is SI 2 ?

SI 2 Location

  • When a loose fist is made, at the ulnar end of the crease, distal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint at the junction of the red & white skin.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SI 2 Used For?

SI 2 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for pain, swelling, numbness of the fingers.  As the water point it will remove heat - febrile disease, hot palms, darker urine.
  • Clear heat from the opposite end of the channel, tinnitus, headache, sore throat, neck, ear and/or eye pain and/or swelling.  

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How Is SI 2 Categorized?

SI 2 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SI 2 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use SI 2 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near SI 2 ?

TH 2 Humor Gate

  • Similar to TH 3 which is used more clinically

(EX) Baxie Eight Ghosts

  • Issues of the hand - pain, spasm, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

Where Do I Go Next?

List Of Related Points

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