SI 5

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 5 Acupuncture Point Applications and 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:

  • Local point for the hand and wrist.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and/or swelling.
  • Toothache, lockjaw.
  • Clears heat from the hearts - calms the spirit, manic behavior.  


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, or read all point categories and related theory.

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

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 7 (Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and …) and LI 5 (Local point for wrist pain. Classically noted wi…) are nearby.

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