Extra Points of Hand

Erbai EX-UE2: Location, Function, Indication



English Name/Meaning: Two whites
Chinese Name: 二白
Chinese Pinyin: Erbai


On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 4cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on both sides of the tendon of m.flexor carpi radialis. Each side has one point, each arm has two points, both arms have a total of four points.

Functions and Indications of Erbai :

  • Erbai raises qi to treat problems of the anal region like haemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum.
  • Local disorders: pain of the forearm, pain in the chest and hypochondrium.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-0.8cun.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.