S.I.-3 Back Stream HOUXI - Acupuncture points

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Location
S.I.-3 Back Stream HOUXI - Acupuncture points ) On the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border of the ‘red and white’ skin.
How to find
Quick method: Slide from proximal (wrist) to distal (little finger) along the ulnar border of the hand, until the palpating finger comes to rest at the junction between the base and the head of the 5th metacarpal bone proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint. Here, locate S.I.-3. Or: Locate, with the patient making a loose fist. Locate S.I.-3 at the end of the most distal transverse crease (this often originates between the index and middle fingers and runs to the little finger). When making a fist, a small bulge forms at the end of the crease. There, locate S.I.-3 in a palpable depression slightly proximal and dorsal to the bulge.
L.I.-3 is located in a comparable position on the radial border of the hand. Located in a comparable position on the foot are
SP-3 (on the medial aspect) and ➞ BL-65 (on the lateral aspect).
Needling
0.5–1 cun horizontally below the bone – that is, vertically to the skin towards the palm – or 0.2–0.3 cun obliquely in a distal direction. Caution: Painful point.
Actions/Indications
● Eliminates Wind and Heat from the taiyang (S.I., BL)
● Opens the channel and the luo vessels
● Clears Heat and benefits the orifices
● Regulates the du mai, calms the shen
Special features
Shu-stream point, Wood point, tonification point, opening (master) point of the du mai. Important distal point for pain, stiffness and contractures along the course of the channel and for disorders of the cervical spine.

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