Yangchi TE4 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Yang : Yang of Yin-yang            Chi: pool
Yangchi is in the depression on the back of the wrist and the qi of the meridian flows like water into a pool.

Point: TE4
Chinese Name: 阳池
Name: Yangchi
English Name/Meaning: Yang Pool
Pinyin: yáng chí
Han Geul 한글: yang ji 양지
Romaji: yō chi?
Vietnamese: Dương trì


On the transverse crease of the dorsum of the wrist, in the depression on the ulnar side of the tendon of m.extensor digitorum communis.


  • Relax sinew and clears channel (pain of wrist arm, shoulder).
  • Clears wind and heat (eye and ear problems).
  • Helps to circulate and tonify qi.


  • Yangchi is good for pain in the arm and wrist.
  • Also benefits headache, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, deafness, inflammation of the throat.
  • Malaria and diabetes.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun


Yuan-Souce Point

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.