Triple Energizer Meridian

Zhongzhu TE3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Zhong: middle zhu: water margins
Zhongzhu point is in the middle of the Five-shu points and the Qi of the meridain flows like water along the water margins.

Point: TE3
Chinese Name: 中渚
Name: Zhongzhu
English Name/Meaning: Central Islet
Pinyin: zhōng zhǔ
Han Geul 한글: jung jeo 중저
Romaji: chū sho
Vietnamese: Trung chử


On the dorsal aspect of the hand, on the ulnar side of the 4th metacarpal bone, in the depression proximal to the 4th metacarpophalangeal joint


  • Dissipates wind heat (febrile disease, headache, red eyes, sore throat ).
  • Clears ears and eyes (clears pathogens).
  • Clears channel and connecting vessels (pain in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder).

Indications of Zhongzhu:

  • Zhongzhu is one of the most important distal points for treating ear disorders due to any pathology. Particularly suited to exterior wind and liver disharmony (especially when due to excess): tinnitus, deafness, inflammation of middle ear.
  • Also heaviness of the body and pain of the joints.
  • Local disorders: pain of the shoulder and elbow, pain of the spine (at the level of the Heart), numbness of the four limbs and inability to flex and extend the fingers.
  • Malaria: chronic malarial fever.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun


Shu-Stream Point.


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.

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