Small Intestine Meridian

Wangu SI4 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Wang:wrist Gu:bone
The point is between the bones of the wrist.

Point: SI-4
Chinese Name: 腕骨
English Name/Meaning: Wrist Bone
Pinyin: wàn gǔ
Han Geul 한글: wan gol 완골
Romaji: wan kotsu(?)
Vietnamese: Uyển cốt


On the ulnar side of the palm, in the depression between the 5th metacarpal bone and the hamate bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications of Wanggu:

Wangu is a yuan source point. so this point is used for various problems along the meridian like Headache and painful stiff nape of the neck, tinnitus, superficial visual obstruction.
Diabetes, febrile disease, malaria.
Pain and spasm in the fingers and wrists.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5cun


Yuan-Source Point.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪      SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫


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.