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SI6 (Small Intestine 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Yanglao
English Name: Nourish the Old

Location: With the palm facing the chest, this point can be found in the bony cleft on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.

Nature:

Xi-Cleft point of the Small Intestine channel.

Functions:

Relaxes the sinews/tendons, clears the cahnnels, removes obstructions from the channels, clears the vision, brightens the eyes.

Primary Indications:

Blurred vision.

Tertiary Indications:

Aching of shoulder/back/elbow and arm.

Other Indications:

Hemiplegia, stiff neck, low back pain, restriction of movement in lumbar area, pain of hernia, wrist drop, belching, eyeball pain.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Small Intestine channel:

(SI1, SI2, SI3, SI4, SI5, SI6, SI7, SI8, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12, SI13, SI14, SI15, SI16, SI17, SI18, SI19)

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