English Name/Meaning: Outer Palace of Tail
Chinese Name: 外劳宫
Chinese Pinyin: Wailaogong. Also called as LUOZHEN / XIANQIANG
On the dorsum of the hand, between the second and third metacarpal bones, 0.5 cun(finger inch) posterior to the metacarpophalangeal joint.
Indications and functions :
Wailaogong strengthens the Qi and Blood of the neck and alleviates pain so is beneficial for stiff neck, pain of the hand and arm.
Local Disorders: Swelling and pain of the arms.
Perpendicular insertion 0.5-0.8 cun. Use strongly reducing needling techniques (for 1–2 minutes) on the affected side while asking the patient to gently move their neck or cervical spine. Keep the patient’s hand in a fixed position and ensure that the hand and forearm are supported sufficiently.
This is a painful point. So do not stimulate this point in patients with a weak constitution: danger of needle collapse.