TE 4 Acupuncture Point

San Jiao 4, Triple Burner 4, or Triple Warmer 4, Abbreviated as TE 4 or TB 4, or SJ 4, Transliterated Yangchi in Chinese, Yang Pool in English.

TE 4 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the transverse crease of the dorsum of the wrist, in the depression on the ulnar side of the tendon of muscle extensor digitorum communis.

TE 4 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Diabetes
  • Malaria
  • Pain in the wrist
  • Deafness

TE 4 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat, activates the meridian, relaxes the sinews, alleviates pain.


Yuan-Source point of the San Jiao Meridian


Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.