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Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand


In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand is one of the Twelve Standard Meridians. It is correspond with Jueyin Pericardium Meridian of Hand. The Flow Hours of this meridians is 9:00PM - 11:00PM.


Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand contents 23 acupoints in one side, that is 46 acupoints in total.

Flowing Route

Shaoyang triple energizer meridian of hand originates from the ulnar side of the tip of the ring finger (Guanchong, TE1) and runs upwards along the dorsum of the wrist to Yangchi (TE4). Running upwards between the ulna and the radius, it passes through the olecranon and runs along the lateral side of the upper arm to the shoulder region where it moves forward into the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12) and spreads in the chest to link with the pericardium. Then it descends through the diaphragm to successively distribute in the upper, middle and lower energizer.

One branch from Danzhong (CV17) runs upwards and emerges from the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12). Then it reaches the shoulder and the back of the neck (Dazhui, GV14) where it crosses and meets its opposite branch. And then it ascends to the neck and runs along the posterior border of the ear (Yifeng, TE17), reaching the region superior to the apex of the ear. From there it turns downward to the cheek and terminates in the infraorbital region.

Another branch separating from retroauricular region enters the ear. Then emerging along the anterior aspect of the ear in front of Shangguan (GB3), it crosses the previous branch at the cheek and reaches the outer canthus (Tongziliao, GB1) to connect with shaoyang gallbladder meridian of foot.

Shaoyang Sanjiao Meridian of Hand
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