SJ 6 Acupuncture Point(Zhigou) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang, which is commonly used to relieve and treat flank pain, elbow and arm pain, vomiting, tinnitus, etc.

SJ 6 Acupuncture Point Location

3 cun above SJ 4 point between the radius and ulna on the radial side of the extensor digitorum muscle on the SJ 4 and tip of the olecranon line.

zhigou point

What is the meaning of Zhigou

Zhigou:”Zhi”,branch,”Gou”, ditch. The name of “Zhigou” means the qi of San Jiao Meridian absorb heat and diffuse here. The substance of this point is the Yang-qi from SJ 5 point(Waiguan), which has less water. After reaching this point, it expands and dissipates into high-pressure qi due to further heat absorption. This Qi of San Jiao Meridian go upward and outward, and the spreading Qi is like the branching of tree, hence the name.

SJ 6 Acupuncture Point usage

  • Headache, tinnitus, deafness, otitis media;
  • Swelling and pain of eye,sudden loss of voice, swollen throat, fever, scrofula;
  • coughing and hypochondriac pain, full thoracic and diaphragmatic fullness;
  • Constipation, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • amenorrhea,Postpartum hemorrhage,hypogalactia;
  • Flank pain, shoulder, arm, back pain, stiff neck, finger tremor, wrist and arm weakness;
  • Herpes zosterl, erysipelas.

SJ 6 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press Zhigou oint with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time, It can promote metabolism,relieve constipation, and prevent facial acne.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion on Zhigou point for 5 to 10 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

SJ 6 Point Compatibility

Combined with Zhaohai point to treat constipation.

Combined with Zusanli,Daheng and Tianshu point to treat habitual constipation.

Combined with Zusanli,Danzhong, and Rugen point to treat hypogalactia.

Combined with Hegu point to treat headache.

Combined with Guanchong point to treat shoulder and arm soreness.

Combined with Yanglingquan, Waiguan point to treat  chest pain.

Combined with Yangchi and Baxie point to treat finger tremor.

Combined with Jianshi and Dazhui point to treat alaria and cold and heat.