Extra Points of Back

Yaoyan EX-B7: Location, Functions, Indications, Method



English Name/Meaning: Lumbar eyes
Chinese Name: 腰眼
Chinese Pinyin: Yaoyan


On the lower back, in the depression 3. 5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra.

Function and Indications of Yaoyan:

  • Yaoyan tonifies kidneys and strengthens lumbar region so, is beneficial in various lumbar disorders.
  • Also benefits emaciation due to consumptive disease, Irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 0.5-1.0cun.


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.