Small Intestine Meridian

Yanglao SI6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Yang: to support            Lao:old people
Yanglao is good for treating geriatric disease such as blurring of vision, deafness, lumbago, shoulder pain .etc.

Point: SI-6
Chinese Name: 养老
English Name/Meaning: Support the Aged
Pinyin: yǎng lǎo
Han Geul 한글: yang no 양노
Romaji: yō rō
Vietnamese: Dưỡng lão


When hand is placed on the chest, this point is located on the dorsal aspect of the head of the ulna, in a cleft level with and to the radial side of the high point of the styloid process of the ulna.

Indications of Yanglao:

  • Point yanglao is good for the problems along SI channel – eyes (blurred vision, poor vision), shoulder, elbow, wrist.
  • Since yanglao is a xi-cleft point, so is beneficial for acute pain like pain of the shoulder, scapula and arm that is so severe that it feels as if they are broken or dislocated; distal point for acute contraction and sprain of the lumbar region.
  • Also connects to eyes so this is beneficial for eyes problems like blurred vision, cataract, glaucoma.
  • Also used as Ashi point.


When the palm of the hand is placed on the chest, insert obliquely towards the elbow 0.5-0.8cun


Xi-cleft Point.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷        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.

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