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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 6

Small Intestine 6

Chinese Name: Yanglao (English translation: Nourishing the Aged)

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

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Small Intestine Meridian


  • Blurring of the vision
  • Aching of the shoulder, back, elbow and arm, acute lumbar pain

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

Notes: 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.

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

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