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On the posterior surface of the forearm, between the radius and the ulna bones 2 cun proximal to the wrist flexure, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendon.
These actions are part of Chinese medicine theory.
For appropriate syndromes or for areas reached by this channel or the Gallbladder channel:
Waiguan, Three Heater 5, was a popular point in the hospital clinic when I trained in China. We had many very vigorous manual workers who got caught by intense cold weather.
The syndromes they developed usually responded well to this point.
Although its name, ‘Outer Frontier Gate’ shows that its main properties concern attack by exterior disease, I have also used it for strong internal Wind syndromes, together with other points dealing with the interior deficiency.
I don’t usually use it alone. Other points, often local, ‘direct’ its Qi.
Three Heater 5 does so much that sometimes it seems no other point on the channel is needed: but they are, very much.
To understand better its action, click on Three Heater luo channel.
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