SI 3 acupuncture point(Houxi) belongs to the Small Intestine Channel of Hand-Taiyang, which can relieve headaches,swelling and pain of eyes, stiff neck, deafness, tinnitus, etc.
Location of SI 3 Acupuncture Point
When a loose fist is made, at the ulnar end of the distal palmar crease proximal to the 5th metacarpal phalangeal joint at the junction of the red & white skin.
What is the meaning of Houxi
Houxi:Hou,opposite to the front,refers to the part of the body where the qi flow in the acupuncture points is the back part of the Governor Vessel Channel.Xi, refes to the path of qi in the acupoint. The name of Houxi refers to the Qi in the acupoint travel outside of the back part of the Governor Vessel Channel. The substance of this acupoint is the damp and hot qi from the Qiangu acupoint. After reaching the acupuncture point, the Qi spreads upwards to the Governor Vessel Channel.Hence the name.
What is SI 3 Acupuncture Point used for
Rigidity of nape and headache, swelling and pain of eye, stiff neck, deafness, tinnitus, epistaxis, epilepsy, malaria, jaundice, night sweats, low back and leg pain, etc.
Combined with HeGu point to treat contracture and pain of the fingers;
Combined with Renzhong point to treat acute lumbar sprain;
Combined with Lieque points and Xuanzhong points to treat rigidity of nape and headache,.
Combined with Tianzhu for stiff neck;
Combined with Yifeng and Tinggong points for tinnitus and deafness.