SJ 5 Acupuncture Point(Waiguan) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for ENT diseases, fever, scrofula, flank pain, paralysis of upper extremity,acupuncture 0.5 to 1 cun.

SJ 5 Acupuncture Point Location

2 cun above SJ 4 between the radius and the ulna on the SJ 4 – SJ 10 line.

waiguan point

What is the meaning of Waiguan

Waiguan:”Wai”,Outside.”Guan”, gateway. The name of “Waiguan” means that the Qi of the San Jiao Meridian expands and goes out here,however,the external Qi cannot enter the San Jiao Meridian. The substance of this point is the Yang-qi from SJ 4 point( Yangchi). After reaching this point, it will expand due to heat absorption. The expanding qi flows from inside to outside,like gateway, hence the name.

SJ 5 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Head and facial disorder such as headache, migraine, swollen cheeks,swelling and pain of eye, tinnitus, deafness and so on.
  • Fever.
  • Flank pain, upper limb arthralgia, elbow pain, arm pain, intercostal neuralgia.
  • Scrofula.


Migraine, high fever, neurological deafness, intercostal neuralgia, stiff neck, acute lumbar sprain, etc.

SJ 5 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage Therapy

Press Waiguan point for 100 to 200 times with the tip of your thumb,which can treat headache, tinnitus, and constipation.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxa warm moxibustion on Waiguan point for 5 to 15 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

SJ 5 point Compatibility

Combined With Taiyang and Shuaigu point to treat migraine;

Combined With ZUlinqi point to treat deafness, swelling and pain of eye, cheek swelling, shoulder pain;

Combined With HouXi point to treat stiff neck;

Combined With Yangchi and Zhongzhu point to treat finger pain and wrist pain.