Zhongquan EX-UE-3 Acupuncture Point

Zhongquan EX-UE-3

Chinese: 中泉

Pinyin: Zhōng Quán

Location

On the dorsal aspect of the wrist joint space (dorsal wrist crease), radial to the tendon of the extensor digitorum communis muscle.

How to locate

The location of the dorsal wrist crease varies, thus the joint space between the proximal row of carpals and the radius/ulna is a more reliable reference. 

Place the arm and waist in a relaxed position, then locate Zhongquan EX-UE-3 in the joint space, , radial to the tendon of the extensor digitorum communis muscle.

Main actions

Harmonizes the Qi circulation between Upper and Middle Burner

Needling

Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun. 

Commentary for Zhongquan EX-UE-3

Zhongquan EX-UE-3 is not a major Extra point. Its main function is to harmonize the Qi circulation between the Upper and Middle Burner