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Quyuan SI13 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Quyuan SI13 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Quyuan SI13 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 25
12:52 2018
Quyuan-SI13

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Nomenclature:

Qu: curved Yuan: wall
The spine of the scapula is like a curved wall, and quyuan is located on it.

Point: SI-13
Chinese Name: 曲垣
English Name/Meaning: Crooked Wall
Pinyin: qū yuán
Han Geul 한글: gok won 곡원
Romaji: kyo ku en?
Vietnamese: Khúc viên

Location:

On the medial extremity of the suprascapular fossa, about midway between SI10(Naoshu) and the spinous process of T12.

Functions and Indications of Quyuan:

Benefits the sinews and reduces pain so is beneficial for pathe in in scapular region, numbness and aching of the upper extremities, motor impairment of the shoulder and arm.

Method:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Oblique lateral insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Good for rotator cuff.

Precautions:

This point is located close to the medial border of the scapula. So, too medial deep or medial-oblique needling may puncture the lungs causing pneumothorax.

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