Theory

SI 5 - Acupuncture Point - Yang Gu


SI 5 Names

  • English Name: Yang Valley
  • Pinyin Name: Yang Gu
  • Chinese Character: 陽谷

Location

  • On the ulnar end of the transverse wrist crease in a depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SI 5 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for the hand and wrist.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and/or swelling.
  • Toothache, lockjaw.
  • Clears heat from the hearts - calms the spirit, manic behavior.  



SI 5 TCM Patterns

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".



SI 5 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

HT 7

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  • HT 7  Spirit Gate
    • Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
    • Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
    • Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
    • Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
    • Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).

LI 5




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