TRANSLATION:Pouring Gate; Rushing Pass
TYPE:Jing-well, Metal
LOCATION:On the dorsal aspect of the ring finger, at the junction of lines drawn along the ulnar border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.1-0.2 cun or prick to bleed

TRANSLATION:Fluid Gate
TYPE:Ying-spring, Water
LOCATION:When fist is clenched, between the ring and little fingers, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

TRANSLATION:Middle Island
TYPE:Shu-stream, Wood, Tonification
LOCATION:With fist clenched, point is on dorsum of the hand between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, in the depression proximal to metacarpophalangeal joint
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

TRANSLATION:Yang Pool
TYPE:Yuan-source
LOCATION:On the transverse crease of the dorsum of the wrist, in the depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digitorum communis
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 60° proximal insertion, b) 5° insertion towards radial wrist under tendons
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.3-0.5 cun, b) 0.5-1.0 cun

TRANSLATION:Outer Gate
TYPE:Luo-connecting, Confluent point of the Yang Wei vessel
LOCATION:2 cun above TB 4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the tendons of extensor digitorum communis
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 60° proximal or distal insertion , b) Join with PC 6
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.5 cun

TRANSLATION:Branch Ditch
TYPE:Jing-River, Fire, Horary
LOCATION:3 cun above TB 4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 60° proximal or distal insertion , b) Join with PC 5
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.5 cun

TRANSLATION:Meeting of the Ancestors
TYPE:Xi-cleft
LOCATION:3 cun above TB 4, level with and about one finger-breadth lateral to TB 6, in the depression between the ulna and the extensor digitorum communis muscle
NEEDLE INSERTION:60° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.5 cun

TRANSLATION:Three Yang Connection
TYPE:Meeting of the three arm Yang channels - theoretical, not used clinically
LOCATION:4 cun above TB 4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis muscle
NEEDLE INSERTION:60° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.5 cun

TRANSLATION:Four Rivers
TYPE:
LOCATION:7 cun above SJ 4, in the depression between the radius and the ulna and on the lateral side of the forearm
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-2.0 cun

TRANSLATION:Heavenly Well
TYPE:He-sea, Earth, Sedation
LOCATION:With the elbow flexed, in the depression about 1 cun above the olecranon
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun