22.03 & 22.06 - Shang bai and Zhong Bai

Location: The points 22.03 and 22.06 are located on the dorsal yang aspect of the hand. The point 22.03 is the same as Luo Zhen and is located between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals and 0.5 cun proximal to the knuckles.  The point 22.06 is located in the same position as SJ 3, between the 4th and 5th metacarpals, and 0.5 cun proximal to the knuckles.

Indications: Neck, shoulder and upper back pain. They are also useful for headaches, and especially for headaches that occur with neck pain. For neck and cervical disorders that lead to headaches, these points are some of the top choices.


Both of these points are also used for a variety of foot disorders including ankle pain and heel pain. 

22.03 is indicated for a variety of eye conditions.  

22.06 is indicated for ear disorders including tinnitus and difficulty hearing. It may also be used for Meniere's, vertigo and dizziness. Ear and eye disorders tend to be difficult to treat, and generally these points work best for acute conditions of the ears and eyes.  

In Tung style acupuncture 22.06 is often paired with 22.07 and these points together form a dao ma.


Learn more about these points here: Zhong Bai, Xia Bai (22.06 & 22.07)

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