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 .
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.