Wailing ST26: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Wai: exterior Ling: hill
The local prominence of wailing is like a hill.
Point: ST-26
Chinese Name: 外陵
Name: Wailing
English Name/Meaning: Outer Mound
Pinyin: wài líng
Han Geul 한글: woe neung 외릉
Romaji: gai ryō?
Vietnamese: Ngoại lăng


On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 1 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
1 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to yinjiao (REN 7).


  • Regulates Qi in the abdomen.
  • Dispels cold and relieves pain.


  • Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, distension, diarrhoea, constipation.
  • Reproductive disorders: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea.
  • Urinary disorders: Difficulty holding urine, dribbling urine.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • In thin subjects, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.

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.