Yangbai GB14: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yang refers to the head. Yangbai is at the head and its function is to bright the eye.
Yangbai-GB14

Nomenclature:

Yang: Yang of yin-yang Bai: Brightness
Yang refers to the head. Yangbai is at the head and its function is to bright the eye.
Point: GB14
Chinese Name: 阳白
English Name/Meaning: Yang White
Pinyin: yáng bái
Han Geul 한글: yang baek 양백
Romaji: yō haku
Vietnamese: Dương bạch

Location:

Directly above the pupils when the eyes are looking straight ahead, 1 cun superior to the eyebrow.

Functions of Yangbai:

  • Eliminates wind.
  • Benefits eyes and head.
  • Relieves pain.

Indications:

  • The main point for headache, especially frontal headache.
  • Also good for various eyes problems like redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, blepharoptosis.
  • Beneficial for facial paralysis, deviation of the mouth and eye, Sinus problems.

Method:

Puncture transversely 0.3-0.5cun

Remark:

Crossing point of the Gall Bladder Meridian and the Yang Wei Vessel

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.