Small Intestine 5

essential oils of acupressure pointsSI5 Acupressure Point

Acupressure-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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Location of Acupressure Point SI 5

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. Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Small Intestine 5 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations with SI 5

See acupressure point Small Intestine 4 indications here as Small Intestine 5 indpain remedy with essential oilsications are the same such as hand and wrist pain

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)

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point SI 5

  • Yanggu
  • Yang Valley
  • Yang External Valley

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point SI 5

  • Fire Point
  • Jing or River Point
  • Horary Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point SI 5

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

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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References

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