Small Intestine 3

organic-fire-acu-stick.pngAcupressure point Small Intestine 3 is mainly used for pain of the neck, upper back, and spine. It is coupled with acupressure point Bladder 62 to activate what is known as an extraordinary vessel; in this case, the Du channel. The Small Intestine acupuncture channel traverses the scapula area of the upper back; the Bladder channel traverses the entire back; the Du acupuncture channel runs up the spine. So, when combined, these two points are used to treat pain in the back most effectively.

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Other Name(s):

  • Houxi
  • Back Ravine
  • Back Stream
  • Posterior Vale

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Shu or Stream Point
  • Wood Point
  • Coupled Point for the Du Mai
  • Point of Summer

Location: On the ulnar edge of the hand where the red and white skin meet, proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal head

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.