Triple Energizer Meridian

Xiaoluo TE12: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Xiao: to eliminate Luo: marsh
Xiaoluo pertains to the triple energizer meridian and functions to regulate water passage (water metabolism).
Point: TE12
Chinese Name: 消泺
Name: Xiaoluo
English Name/Meaning: Dispersing Luo River
Pinyin: xiāo luò
Han Geul 한글: so rak 소락
Romaji: shō reki?
Vietnamese: Tiêu lạc


On the line joining the olecranon and jianliao (TE14), midway between Qinglengyuan (TE11) and Naohui (TE13).


  • Clears channels and invigorates collateral.
  • Clears heat, drains fire.

Indications of Xiaoluo:

  • Problems along Triple energizer channel: Headache, stiff neck, toothache.
  • Local disorders: motor impairment and pain of the shoulder and arm.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.


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.