Small Intestine Meridian

Qiangu SI2 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Qian : front Gu: Valley
Qiangu Lies in the depression in front of the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, which is like a valley.

Point: SI-2
Chinese Name: 前谷
Name: Qiangu
English Name/Meaning: Front Valley
Pinyin: qián gǔ
Han Geul 한글: jeon gok 전곡
Romaji: zen koku(?)
Vietnamese: Tiền cốc


On the ulnar aspect of the little finger, distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of the shaft and the base of the proximal phalanx, at the junction of red and white skin.


  • Drains Heat, expels Wind.
  • Disperses accumulations.

Indications of Qiangu:

  • Problems along the pathway of SI channel:
    • Eyes
    • Ears: Tinnitus, hearing, (SJ & GB usu. better).
    • Face: Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, acne.
    • Nose: Stuffy, congestion.
    • Headache: Occipital Taiyang
  • Heat symptoms along the Channel:
    • Mumps,
    • Swelling and pain of the neck and cheek,
    • Throat painful obstruction
    • Ear – tinnitus, deafness(Supplementing Life: Deafness: SI 2, SI 3, LI 6)
    • Eye – yellow discharge, redness, burning, itching sensation.
    • Chills, fever, malaria (Taiyang)
  • Problems along the Yang channel: stiffness and pain of the neck and back and pain of the scapula, arm and wrist.


  • Oblique distal insertion 0.2 to 0.3 cun.
  • Perpendicular-oblique insertion towards the palm, 0.5 cun.


Ying Spring point

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽        SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.