Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Sanyangluo : The Yang Luo (Connection)

SJ-8 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 8

4 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle.

Slightly oblique insertion towards the ulnar side or oblique proximal or distal insertion towards the elbow or wrist respectively 0.5 - 1.5 cun.

According to the Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and The Illustrated Classic of Acupuncture Points on the Bronze Man this point is contraindicated to needling.

TCM Actions:
Clears the sanjiao channel
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous nerve of the forearm from C5 - C8
Dermatome Segment: C6, C7

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