SI 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 7" , 支正, is represented by "Zhi Zheng" in pinyin and "Branch to the Correct" in english and may be found:

5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist on the SI 5 to SI 8 line.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local point for pain and/or strength/control issues in the elbow, arm, and fingers.  May be helpful for weakness of all the limbs as well.
  • Stiff neck, headaches, vision issues - blurry, obstructed.
  • Useful with onset of exterior wind-heat conditions such as colds/flus that start with neck and/or back pain.
  • Calms the spirit - manic behavior, anxiety, panic attacks, fear.  

Si 7 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore si 7 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo, 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. SI7, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Fire and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

SI 7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Arm Pain, Common Cold, Fear, Flu, Hand - Fingers Pain, Muscle Weakness, Neck Pain, Panic Attack and/or Vision Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 7 (Xi Cleft Point useful for pain due to stagnation …), PC 4 (Acute palpitations, angina. Acute heat in the Bl…) and TH 8 (Sudden deafness, acute or chronic loss of voice, …) are nearby.

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