Yaotongxue EX-UE7 : Location, Function, Indication, Method

Yaotongxue EX-UE7
Yaotongxue EX-UE7


English Name/Meaning: Lumbar Pain Point
Chinese Name: 腰痛穴
Chinese Pinyin: Yaotongxue


On the dorsum of the hand, between the second and third metacarpal bones, and between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, at the midpiont between the transverse crease of the wrist and the metacarpophalangeal joint. One hand has two points, a total of four points on both hands.

Function And Indications:

Yaotongxue moves Qi and blood in the lumbar region and allevates pain so is beneficial for acute lumbar strain .

Method :

Oblique insertion toward the center of the palm 0.5-0.8 cun from both sides.


Good Point for stiff lumbar back due to the wrong position during sleeping.


  • This is a painful point.
  • Do not stimulate these distal points in patients with a weak constitution: danger of needle collapse.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.