Yanglingquan GB34 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Yang: Yang of yin-yang             Ling: mound             Quan: Spring
The lateral is Yang. The head of the fibula at the lateral aspect of the knee is prominent as a mound below which in the depression yanglingquan is located , like a spring.

Point: GB34
Chinese Name: 阳陵泉
English Name/Meaning: Yang Mound Spring
Pinyin: yáng líng quán
Han Geul 한글: yang neung cheon 양릉천
Romaji: yō ryō sen
Vietnamese: Dương lăng tuyền


In the depression anterior and inferior to the small head of the fibula.

Functions of Yanglingquan:

  • Benefits Liver and Gall Bladder (spreads flow of Liver Qi).
  • Resolves damp heat from Liver channel (fullness, distension).
  • Removes obstruction from channel (wind, damp, stagnation, arthritis, atrophym Bi syndrome, windstroke).
  • Relax and strengthen sinew and bones.


  • Yanglingquan is most important points for treating disorders of GallBladder:Jaundice, bitter taster in mouth, hiccups, vomiting, hepatitis, choldcystits, cholelithisis (cholecyslolithiasis), ascariasis of the gallbladder.
  • Also good for Migraine, pain in the hypochondriae and costal region, sciatic neuralgia.
  • Local disorders: Pain in the knee joint hemiplegia.


Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.5 cun.


  • He-Sea Point.
  • Lower He-Sea Point of the Gallbladder.
  • One of the Eight Influential Points.
  • A point related to the functions of tendons.
  • Main point for Sciatica, shoulder disorders.

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.

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