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POINT: SJ-4 (SAN JIAO-4)

English: Yang Pool
Also Known As: Yang's Pool
Yang Pond
Pool of Yang
  • On the transverse crease of the dorsum of the wrist, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m. extensor digitorum communis.
  • With the palm facing downward, located the junction of the ulna and carpal bones in the depression lateral to the tendon of the extensor digitorum muscle.
  • With the hand supine, this point can be found directly above the transverse crease on the dorsal surface of the wrist, in a hollow above the third and fourth metacarpal bones, between the tendon of the extensor digitorum and tendon of the extensor digiti minimi manus muscles.
  • On the dorsum of the hand at the level of the wrist joint, in the depression between the tendon of the extensor digitorum and tendon of the extensor digiti minimi.
  • At the junction of the ulna and carpal bones in the depression lateral to the tendon of m. extensor digitorum communis.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Straight insertion, 0.3 to 0.5 cun. Sensation: local distention and soreness, sometimes extending to the middle finger.
  • Transverse insertion, needle pointed across the wrist, 0.5 to 1 cun, for diseases of the wrist. Sensation: distention and soreness possibly throughout the wrist.
  • Slightly oblique proximal insertion0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Transverse insertion towards the radial side of the wrist beneath the tendons, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Yuan-Source point
  • Relaxes the sinews
  • alleviates pain
  • Removes obstructions from the channel
  • Clears Heat
  • Regulates the Stomach
  • Promotes transformation of fluids
  • Benefits Yuan Qi
  • Tonifies the Chong and Ren channels
  • Pain in the arm, shoulder and wrist
  • Pain in the shoulder and back
  • Malaria
  • Deafness
  • Thirst
  • Bi syndrome of the arm and shoulder
  • Occipital headaches due to Wind-Cold
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Swelling and pain of the neck
  • Redness and swelling of the wrist
  • Wasting and thirsting disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Inability to grasp
  • Inability to raise the arm
  • Shivering
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty moving the wrist
  • Arthritis of the wrist joint
  • Contusion or sprain of the wrist or hand
  • The more one drinks, the thirstier one gets
  • Nervous spasms and paralysis of the forearm muscles
  • Tonsillitis
  • Common cold
  • Fatigue
  • Tidal fevers
  • Throat Bi
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest discomfort
  • Eye redness and swelling
  • Pain and diseases of the soft tissues of the wrist
  • Pain and weakness of the wrist
  • Febrile diseases without sweat
  • Dry mouth with agitation and oppression
  • Heart pain with fullness of the chest
  • General lack of stability
  • Facial spasms
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Dull pain in the wrist
  • Rheumatic pain of the wrist
  • Fracture or dislocation of the wrist
  • Yin or Yang malaria
  • Retroversion of the uterus
  • Displacement of the uterus
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Cold fingers

ST-42
Chongyang

UB-64
Jinggu

PC-7
Daling

M-UE-50
Shangbaxie
M-UE-9
Sifeng

Regulates and tonifies the Stomach

Dampness Accumulating in the Lower Jiao

Arthritis of the wrist, fingers and bones of the hand

UB-12
Fengmen
UB-10
Tianzhu
DU-14
Dazhui

LI-11
Quchi
LU-5
Chize
LI-4
Hegu
SJ-3
Zhongzhu

 

Hot or cold headache without sweating

Contraction of the arm with tightness of the sinews of both hands resulting in the inability to open the hands

 

  • Some sources say that this point is forbidden to needle during the third month of pregnancy.
  • This is an important point to strengthen Yuan (Original) Qi.
  • It has a special effect on rheumatism of the wrist.
  • It is also effective in regulating the Chong and REN channels in the treatment of menstrual disorders.
  • In clinical practice, it is principally used to treat local disorders of the wrist joint.
  • This is known in some circles as the return to calm point.
  • This point deals with the first ripples of distress or strain.
  • This point can be needled through to PC-7 Daling.