Names Of Zhigou

TH 6 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Branch Ditch
  • Pinyin Name: Zhigou
  • Chinese Character: 支溝
Meridian Information

Where Is TH 6 ?

TH 6 Location

  • 3 cun above TH 4 between the radius and ulna on the radial side of the extensor digitorum muscle on the TH 4 and tip of the olecranon line.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is TH 6 Used For?

TH 6 Clinical Usages

  • Effects the Triple Warmer in the following ways:
  • Lower: Constipation due to stagnation and heat in the body.
  • Middle: Issues with the chest & hypochondrium, often used with GB 34 for chest & rib pain, also "sudden turmoil disorder" (vomiting & diarrhea).
  • Upper: Febrile diseases with no sweating, eye redness & pain, ear pain, inflammation.  

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