SI-06 (Yang Lao) Nursing the Aged
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SI-06 (Yang Lao) Nursing the Aged

Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang
  • Xi (Cleft) Point


  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Benefits the shoulder and arm
  • Moderates acute conditions
  • Benefits the eyes


  • Blurring of vision, pain in the shoulder, elbow and arm.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: When the palm of the hand is placed on the chest, this point is located on the dorsal aspect of the head of the ulna, in a cleft level with and to the radial side of the high point of the styloid process of the ulna.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Dorsal to the head of the ulna. When tile palm face the chest, the point is in the bony cleft on radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.