Theory

TH 6 - Acupuncture Point - Zhigou


TH 6 Names

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

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?.

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TH 6 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  



TH 6 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



TH 6 Conditions Treated

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

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

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


Nearby Acupuncture Points




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