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Small Intestine 06 (SI 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yanglao, Nourishing the Old

Location
Dorsal to the head of the ulna. When the palm faces the chest, the point is in the bony cleft on the radial side of the syloid process of the ulna.

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

Traditional Action
Benefits the sinews, brightens the eyes, removes obstructions from the channel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.