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Small Intestine Meridian (Hand Tai Yin) Points

SI-6 (Yang Lao)


Chinese Name:

Yanglao 养老

English translation:

Nourishing the Aged


On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, in the depression on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.


Xi-Cleft point of the Small Intestine Meridian


Relaxes the sinews/tendons, clears the cahnnels, removes obstructions from the channels, clears the vision, brightens the eyes.
Blurred vision.
Aching of shoulder/back/elbow and arm.
Hemiplegia, stiff neck, low back pain, restriction of movement in lumbar area, pain of hernia, wrist drop, belching, eyeball pain.


Activates the meridian, benefits the eyes, benefits the shoulder and arm, alleviates pain.


A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.


Oblique insertion towards the elbow .5 - .8 cun.

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