The Triple Energizer is one of the 12 main acupuncture channels in the body, yet it is the only one NOT named after one of the organ systems in the body. In order to understand the significance of Triple Energizer 5 (TE 5), you have to have a general understanding what the Triple Energizer channel is. It is the locomotion system for all systems that run through the trunk of your body. Think about hormones, fluid metabolism, and digestion.
Triple Energizer 5 is responsible for moving energy between the upper body and the lower body. When energy is stuck in the middle then you have problems with shoulder pain, digestion, lower back pain, hip pain, circulation, etc.
It’s a great point to know about when you are having any problems related to systems that run through the trunk of the body.
The following information is from the Points Acupuncture Reference Software:
Acupuncture Point: Triple Heater 5 (TE 5, TE5)
Chinese Name: Waiguan
English Name: Outer Pass
Location: 2 cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease between the radius and ulna, close to the radial bone.
TCM Actions: Dissipates wind and resolves the exterior; clears heat and resolves toxin; frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Heat diseases; headache; pain in the cheek; lateral costal pain; deafness; tinnitus; inhibited bending and stretching of the arm; pain in the fingers; tremor of the hand; abdominal pain and constipation.
Needle Information: Perpendicular insertion .5 – 1.0 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.
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