Theory

SI 6 - Acupuncture Point - Yang Lao


SI 6 Names

  • English Name: Nursing the Aged
  • Pinyin Name: Yang Lao
  • Chinese Character: 養老

Location

  • Dorsal to the head of the ulna in the body cleft on the radial side of the styloid process, found with the palm facing the chest.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SI 6 Clinical Uses

  • Acute and Severe Pain, in the neck, shoulder a/or arms.
  • Useful point for treating elderly patients, deafness, tinnitus, failing vision, upper body/limb stiffness.
  • Overwork a/or overstrain, fatigue in the extremities.  


SI 6 Point Associations


SI 6 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



SI 6 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LI 5




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