Stomach Meridian

Wuyi ST15: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Wu: room Yi: concealment
Wuyi is int he middle of the chest; when the inhaled air reaches this point, it “conceals” itself in the underlying room.
Point: ST-15
Chinese Name: 屋翳
Name: Wuyi
English Name/Meaning: Room Screen
Pinyin: wū yì
Han Geul 한글: ok ye 옥예
Romaji: o kuei?
Vietnamese:Ốc ế


In the second intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions and Indications:

  • Regulate lung and qi of the chest so is beneficial in fullness and pain in the chest and the costal region, cough, asthma.
  • Breast problems: tenderness, pain, itching, nodules.
  • Heavyness of extremities.


Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 cun.


Oblique insertion only.


Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of puncturing the lung.


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.

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