Names Of Yaoyan

(EX) Yaoyan Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Eye of Lumbar
  • Pinyin Name: Yaoyan
  • Chinese Character:

Where Is (EX) Yaoyan ?

(EX) Yaoyan Location

  • 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L4 (GV 3).
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is (EX) Yaoyan Used For?

(EX) Yaoyan Clinical Usages

  • Low back pain, especially from deficient KD

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UB 25 Large Intestine Shu


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  • Main point for low back pain especially when related to constipation a/or menstruation. Combine with local points such as GV 3, UB 26, Shiqizhui (between L5 and S1), UB 31, UB 32, GB 30 & distal points such as GB 34, GB 39, GB 41, UB 40, UB 57, UB 58, UB 60 & UB 62.
  • Main point for all intestine related issues: constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, colitis, IBS, etc.
  • Regulates the function in the colon so as potential uses for poor assimilation, limited weight gain despite eating many calories.

GV 3 Lumbar Yang Pass

  • Warming point for cold or cold damp in the lower warmer, often treated with moxa for low back pain from deficiency, women's discharges (leukorrhea) due to cold, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, impotence, seminal emission, infertility, incontienence, colities, edema, pain or weakness of the lower limb or knee.
  • Name is "lumbar gate" or "lumbar hinge," at this point the low back bends in flexion, treat for pain when bending forward.
  • Differentiation: GV 3 is a more local point whereas GV 4 is for back pain resulting from yang deficiency  

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