SJ 3 Acupuncture Point(Zhongzhu) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for headache, swelling and pain of eyes, tinnitus, deafness, throat disorder and other head and face disease; shoulder, back, elbow, arm pain and numbness etc.

SJ 3 Acupuncture Point Location

With fist clenched on dorsum of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones in a depression proximal to the 4th Metacarpalphalangeal joint.

zhongzhu point

What is the meaning of Zhongzhu

Zhongzhu:Zhong,opposite to the outside, refers to the inside of point.Zhu, meaning a small piece of land or waterside. The name of “Zhongzhu” means that the spleen dust from the Qi of Sanjiao meridian gathers here. The substance of this acupoint is the water-qi from SJ 2 acupuncture point(Yemen). After reaching this acupoint, the dust of the spleen that descends here and forms a small piece of land near to the meridian waterside, hence the name .

SJ 3 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Headache, swelling and pain of eyes, tinnitus,deafness, throat disorder, etc.;
  • Shoulders, back, elbows and arms Pain and numbness
  • Fever.


Headache, neurological deafness, Meniere’s syndrome, supraorbital neuralgia, frozen shoulder, acute and chronic low back pain, etc.

SJ 3 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

  • Press Zhongzhu point with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes, once a day in the morning and in the evening, It can relieve shoulder, back, elbow and arm soreness, inability to flex and extend fingers,  prevent shoulder periarthritis,swelling and pain of joint if long-term massage it.
  • When you suddenly feel dizzy,take a deep breath and press Zhongzhu point for 6 seconds,and then slowly exhale and press it again. Alternate left and right, 5 times each,which is beneficial for relieve dizziness.

Compatibility of SJ 3 point

Combined with Taibai point to relieve constipation;

Combined with Zhigou and Neiting point to relieve throat pain;

Combined with JiaoSun point relieves tinnitus and deafness.

Combined with Tinggong and Yifeng point to treat tinnitus and headache;

Combined with Jianyu, Quchi, and Waiguan point to treat shoulder, arm and elbow pain;

Combined with Baxie, Waiguan point to inability to bend and stretch finger ;

Combined with Waiguan and Qimen point to treat intercostal neuralgia.