Penetrates and harmonises all three jiao; Represents the interstitial fluids of the body – hence has a role with fluid problems; Fever (fire); Ears, eyes; Connects with GB (6 channel theory: shao yang channel), which means that SJ can be used for generalised stress and stagnation, particularly SJ6
Areas / Symptoms
Intercellular fluid triceps heat conditions affecting eyes and ears
Letting people close, External intimate connection
Reduces fever Benefits the ears Clears heat from the eyes neck throat tongue Calms the heart and spirit calms heart pain calms emotions Headaches Harmonising the three jiao Harmonising especially vomiting and constipation
Begins in ring finger, travels to elbow and shoulder, intersects SI12, crosses the back to Bl11 and Gv14, ascends to highest point on shoulder where it intersects GB21, descends to St12, disperses between the breasts at Cv17, connects with Pc and descends to abdomen via Cv12. A branch separates at Cv17 ascends to the supraclavicular fossa, rises along the neck, behind the ear, to GB11, to the temples intersects GB4, GB5, GB6 and GB14, winds down the cheek, intersects SI18, ascends to below the eye. Another branch separates behind the ear and enters the ear, emerges in front of the ear and intersects SI19 and GB3, terminates at SJ23, Wei Mai with GB1. Zangfu Connections: Upper, middle and lower jiao (SJ), Pc
6 Channel Partner
Separates at the head, branches to the vertex, descends to disperse in the chest and cross through the three jiao.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at SJ5, up the arm and over the shoulder converging on the Pc channel in the chest.
Originates at ring finger, binds to the wrist, elbow, joins with the SI sinew channel at the neck. A branch separates at the mandible and links with the root of the tongue. Another branch ascends in front of the ear to join outside of eye, crosses the temple and binds at corner of the forehead.
Channel Meeting points
SI12, Bl11, Gv14, GB21, St12, Cv17, Cv12, GB11, GB6, GB5, GB4, GB14, SI18, SI19, GB3, GB1,Bl1, Pc1, Gv20, GB20.
Time of Day
9pm to 11pm
San Jiao - Key aspects
- Penetrates and harmonises all three jiao
- Represents the interstitial fluids of the body – hence has a role with fluid problems
- Fever (fire)
- Ears, eyes
- Connects with GB (6 channel theory: shao yang channel), which means that SJ can be
used for generalised stress and stagnation, particularly SJ6