Wangu (English translation: Wrist Bone)
On the ulnar aspect of the palm, in the
depression between the 5th metacarpal bone and hamate bone, at the junction of
the red and white skin.
Yuan-Source point of the Small Intestine Meridian
- Jaundice, diabetes
- Pain in the lumbar and leg, contracture of
the fingers, pain in the wrist, weakness to hold things in the hand
- Pain and rigidity of the head and neck,
Activates and clears the meridian, resolves
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.