Yangchi (English translation: Yang Pool)
On the transverse crease of the dorsum of the wrist,
in the depression on the ulnar side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum
Yuan-Source point of the San Jiao Meridian
- Pain in the wrist
Clears Heat, activates the meridian, relaxes the
sinews, alleviates pain.
Notes: Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great
significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are
the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the
Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians,
regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces
antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of
treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source)
point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting)
point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.
Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.