SI 5 Acupuncture Point(Yanggu) belongs to the small intestine meridian of hand-taiyang, which can relieve headache, dizziness, wrist pain, tinnitus and deafness etc.

Location of SI 5 Acupuncture Point

On the ulnar end of the transverse wrist crease in a depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.

Yanggu acupoint

What is the meaning of YangGu

Yanggu:Yang,refers to the Yang Qi.Gu,valley, the gap between the two mountains. The name of YangGu means that the qi of the small intestine meridians absorb heat and turn into the yang-qi of the sky. The substance of this point is the damp and hot water-qi from the WanGu point. After reaching the point, the water-qi absorbs heat and vaporizes to a higher level of the heavens,like the valley of Yang Qi, hence the name.

What is SI 5 Acupuncture Point used for

1. Pain syndromes, such as: neck swelling, lateral arm pain, and wrist pain;

2. Head and face syndromes, such as: headache, dizziness, toothache, tinnitus, and deafness;

3. Fever;

4. Epilepsy;

SI 5 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage therapy

Pinch and press Yanggu acupoint with thumb for 2~3 minutes, it can improve eyesight and calm the nerves and treat wrist pain if long-term massage.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion with moxa sticks for 5-20 minutes, once a day,it can treat toothache and shoulder pain.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Yanggu acupoint from top to bottom for 3~5 minutes, once every other day, it can treat febrile diseases with anhidrosis, scabies and fatigue etc.

Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Yangchi point to prevent and relieve wrist pain;

Combined with Jianshi acupoints to treat epilepsy;

Combined with Tinggong, Xiaguan and Taichong points to treat deafness;

Combined with Zhongchong and Jiaosun point to treat stomatitis;

Combined withh Quchi and Waiguan point to treat upper limb paralysis.