Yangjiao GB35: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yangjiao is at the lateral aspect  of the leg, where it crosses the bladder meridian.
Yangjiao-GB35

Nomenclature:

Yang: Yang of Yin-yang Jiao: crossing
The lateral is Yang. Yangjiao is at the lateral aspect of the leg, where it crosses the bladder meridian.
Point: GB35
Chinese Name: 阳交
Name: Yangjiao
English Name/Meaning: Yang Intersection
Pinyin: yáng jiāo
Han Geul 한글: yang gyo 양교
Romaji: yō ko
Vietnamese: Dương giao

Location:

7 cun above the tip of the external mallelous, on the posterior border of the fibula.

Functions of  yangjiao:

  • Removes channel obstruction.
  • Treats atrophy syndrome.

Indications:

  • Fullness of the chest and hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy and paralysis of the leg.
  • Pain swelling and weakness in the knee.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Xi-cleft point of Yang wei vessel.
  • Crossing point of Yang wei vessel.

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.