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Yanglao SI6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Yanglao SI6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Yanglao SI6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
November 04
14:39 2018
Yanglao-SI6

Yanglao-SI6

Nomenclature:

Yang: to support            Lao:old people
Yanglao is good for treating geriatric disease such as blurring of vision, deafness, lumbago, shoulder pain .etc.

Point: SI-6
Chinese Name: 养老
English Name/Meaning: Support the Aged
Pinyin: yǎng lǎo
Han Geul 한글: yang no 양노
Romaji: yō rō
Vietnamese: Dưỡng lão

Location:

When hand is placed on the chest, this point is located on the dorsal aspect of the head of the ulna, in a cleft level with and to the radial side of the high point of the styloid process of the ulna.

Indications of Yanglao:

  • Point yanglao is good for the problems along SI channel – eyes (blurred vision, poor vision), shoulder, elbow, wrist.
  • Since yanglao is a xi-cleft point, so is beneficial for acute pain like pain of the shoulder, scapula and arm that is so severe that it feels as if they are broken or dislocated; distal point for acute contraction and sprain of the lumbar region.
  • Also connects to eyes so this is beneficial for eyes problems like blurred vision, cataract, glaucoma.
  • Also used as Ashi point.

Method:

When the palm of the hand is placed on the chest, insert obliquely towards the elbow 0.5-0.8cun

Remarks:

Xi-cleft Point.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷        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

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