Names Of Waiguan

TH 5 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Outer Pass
  • Pinyin Name: Waiguan
  • Chinese Character: 外關
Meridian Information

Where Is TH 5 ?

TH 5 Location

  • 2 cun above TH 4 between the radius and the ulna on the TH 4 - TH 10 line ** Japanese Discrepancy **
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is TH 5 Used For?

TH 5 Clinical Usages

  • Beginning exterior conditions, tonify for wind-cold, cold-damp & sedate for wind-heat, fever.
  • Headache from exterior wind as well as migraines and headaches in any area especially with stiffness or pain in the posterior and lateral aspects of the neck.
  • Upper limb disorders including the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.
  • Shaoyang stage diseases - alternating fever and chills, etc.
  • Luo connecting point of the TH connects to the PC, TH 5 & PC 6 as master points of the Yang Wei and Yin Wei respectively can effect the balance of yin and yang in the body. If right pulse is stronger than the left (more Qi than Blood) disperse TH 5 & tonify PC 6 and vice versa

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