T.B.-3 Central Islet ZHONGZHU - Acupuncture Points

| January 1, 2011 | 0 Comments | 3,317 views

Location
T.B.-3 Central Islet ZHONGZHU - Acupuncture Points ) On the dorsum of the hand, in a depression between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints. T.B.-3 is located at the junction between the heads and shafts of the two metacarpal bones.
How to find
The hand should be relaxed or a loose fist should be made. Palpate from the metacarpophalangeal joints along the groove between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones towards proximal.
T.B.-3 is located at the widest/deepest point of the groove, slightly distal to the carpometacarpal joints.
Located in comparable positions are ➞ Ex-UE-8 (wailaogong: between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones), ➞ S.I.-3 (on the ulnar aspect of the 5th metacarpal bone) and ➞ L.I.-3 (on the radial aspect of the 2nd metacarpal bone).
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a proximal direction.
Actions/Indications
● Benefits the ears, clears Heat (and drains Fire), clears the head and the eyes
● Opens the channel and luo-connecting vessels, alleviates pain
Special features
Shu-stream point, Wood point, tonification point. One of the most important distal points for any disorder of the ears.

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