TE 5 Acupuncture Point

San Jiao 5, Triple Burner 5, or Triple Warmer 5, Abbreviated as TE 5 or TB 5, or SJ 5, Transliterated Waiguan in Chinese, Outer Pass in English.

TE 5 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the dorsal aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting TE 4 and the tip of the elbow, 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between the ulna and radius.

TE 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Febrile disease, headache, redness, swelling and pain of the eye
  • Tinnitus, deafness
  • Pain in the hypochondrium, spasm and pain of the upper extremities

TE 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Dispels Wind-Heat, releases the exterior, benefits the ears, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.


Luo-Connecting point of the San Jiao Meridian
Master Point of the Yang Wei Vessel (couple with GB 41)


TE 5 is a very important point to use for releasing exterior Wind-Heat. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.