Flashcards in Small Intestine Channel Deck (12)
SI - 3 : Location
Just proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint on the caudolateral side of the 5th metacarpal bone.
Hug the 5th metacarpal and needle just lateral to it.
SI - 3 : Uses
Shu-Stream point (Wood)
Mother point for deficiency
Confluent point of GV channel
SI - 4 : Location
On the lateral side of the thoracic limb, distal to the carpal joint, caudolateral to the base of the 5th metacarpal bone.
Same area as SI-3, just higher.
SI - 4 : Uses
Yuan (Source Point)
Thoracic limb weakness
Intervertebral disk disease
SI - 8 : Location
On the medial side of the elbow 1/2 way between the medial humeral epicondyle and the olecranon (this point is at the ulnar nerve ("Funny bone")).
Think Dick Van Dyke - 2 different beds separated by a nightstand (epicondyle). HT-3 is more cranial than SI-8.
SI - 8 : Uses
Son point for Excess
He-Sea Point (Earth)
SI - 9 : Location
Caudal to the humerus, in a large depression along the caudal border of the deltoid muscle at its juncture with the triceps muscle. (Between the long and lateral heads of the triceps muscle, at the level of the shoulder joint.)
Follow the triceps division until you hit deltoid and are at the point of the shoulder. "Bloop Bloop."
SI - 9 : Uses
Thoracic limb lameness or paralysis
SI - 16 : Location
In the branchiocephalicus muscle, at the level of the C2-3 intervertebral space, 3 cun ventrolateral to the dorsal midline (just dorsal to the C2-3 Jing-jia-ji acupoint.) Use the width of the last rib for cun measurement.
SI - 16 : Uses
SI - 19 : Location
Rostral to the tragus (ventral to TH-21), at the caudal border of the mandible and slightly dorsal to the condyloid process (Center of tragus and down.)