Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Sidu : Four Rivers

SJ-9 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 9

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual; Melzack, Stillwell & Fox, 1977, Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points for Pain: Correlations and Implications, Pain 3, p3-23)

In the depression between the radius and the ulna, on a line drawn between Yangchi SJ-4 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, 7 cun proximal to Yangchi SJ-4.

Perpedicular or oblique proximal or distal insertion towards the elbow or wrist respectively 1 - 2 cun

TCM Actions:
Benefits the throat and ears

TCM Indications:
  • Sudden deafness, sudden loss of voice, toothache, somnolence, fever, no desireto move the limbs.
  • Inability to move the arm, pain of the arm, lumbar pain due to traumatic injury.

    Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous nerve of the forearm (C5 - C8)
    Dermatome Segment: C6, C7
    Deeper Structures: Radial nerve (C6 - C8)

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Extensor carpi radialis brevis
    Myotome Innervation: Deep branch of the radial nerve (C5 - T1)
    Location Notes: A similar point on the ulnar side of the bone relates to extensor carpi ulnaris
    Pain Referral Pattern: Along radial aspect of the forearm to the dorsal aspect of the hand and lateral aspect of the elbow
    Indications: Extensor tendonitis of the forearm ; Tennis elbow pain

    In Mayan medicine:
    Used to combat shoulder pain caused by wind (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

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