Qu: curved Yuan: wall
The spine of the scapula is like a curved wall, and quyuan is located on it.
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
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.
- Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
- Oblique lateral insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
Good for rotator cuff.
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.