Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "SI 5" , 陽谷, is represented by "Yang Gu" in pinyin and "Yang Valley" in english and may be found:
On the ulnar end of the transverse wrist crease in a depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Si 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore si 5 functional grouping theory - Five Shu.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SI5, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Fire
SI 5 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Hand - Fingers Pain, Lockjaw, Manic Depression, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and/or Toothache