Small Intestine 5

essential oils of acupressure pointsAcupressure-acupuncture point Small Intestine 5 used for the same indications as acupressure Small Intestine 4; it is used mainly for pain or swelling along the associated Tai Yang channel, wrist, fingers, and jaw. It is often used in conjunction with acupressure point Small Intestine 3 and acupressure point Small Intestine 4. There are some additional indications listed below. Like most points on the Small Intestine channel, Small Intestine 5 is not commonly used for issues with the actual small intestine organ commonly

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

Purchase the  Fire Element Acupressure Stick to activate Small Intestine 5 here!

Other Name(s):

  • Yanggu
  • Yang Valley
  • Yang External Valley

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Fire Point
  • Jing or River Point
  • Horary Point

Location: On the ulnar side of the hand where the white and dark skin meet at the wrist crease between in the depression off of the protuberant bone

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Activates the Channel and Clear Alleviates Pain
  • Clears Heat from the Channel
  • Calms the Shen
  • Expels Exterior Damp-Heat

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

See acupressure point Small Intestine 4 indications here

Chronic Stress

When feeling stressed, pressured and rushed resulting in an inability to think calmly and clearly, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Small Intestine 5 and acupressure point Heart 8 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise rotation) and consider adding our organic Enlightened Emperor formula in cases of chronic stress

Tongue Stiffness

In cases where there is tongue stiffness preventing swallowing or impeding the suckling mechanism in a baby, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Small Intestine 5 and acupressure point Heart 5 using the re-enforcing method (clockwise rotation)

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.

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