Wailaogong EX-UE8 : Location, Function, Indication, Method

Wailaogong EX-UE8
Wailaogong EX-UE8


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.

Method :

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.

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.