Yixi BL45: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

If the patient is asked to say "Yixi" when the point, BL45 is being located, the doctor's finger may feel the vocal fremitus.
Yixi-BL45

Nomenclature:

Yixi: a sighing sound
If the patient is asked to say “Yixi” when the point is being located, the doctor’s finger may feel the vocal fremitus.
Point: BL45
Chinese Name: 譩譆
Name: Yixi
English Name/Meaning: Yi Xi
Pinyin: yì xǐ
Han Geul 한글: ui hoe 의회
Romaji: i ki(?)
Vietnamese:Y hy

Location:

3 cun lateral to Lingtai (GV10), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.

Functions:

Release the exterior and clears heat, opens the lungs and invigorates the channel.

Indications:

Cough , asthma, pain of the shoulder and back.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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.