Yingxiang LI20 : Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method

Yingxiang LI20 lies on either side of the nose and is used to treat disorder of nose, to improve the sense of smell and enable the nose to sense fragrance.
Yingxiang-LI20

Nomenclature:

Ying: to meet Xiang: fragrance
The point is located on either side of the nose and is used to treat disorders of nose, to improve the sense of smell and enable the nose to sense fragrance.

Point: LI20
Chinese Name: 迎香
Name: Ying xiang
Pinyin: Welcome Fragrance
English Name/Meaning: yíng xiāng
Han Geul 한글: yeong hyang 영향
Romaji: gei ko
Vietnamese: Nghênh hương

Location:

This point is located in the naso-labial groove, the midpoint of the lateral border of ala nasi.

Method:

Puncture horizontally in the direction of the nose.
Puncture obliquely in the direction of Sibai point 0.3~0.5cun.

Indications of  Yingxiang:

This is the main point for diseases of the nose, such as nasal obstruction, nosebleed, poor sense of smell, sinusitis and various nose disease.
Also used to treat Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis or spasm, facial itchiness; ascariasis of the biliary tract.

Remark:

Main point for nose disease.

Precaution:

Better not to use direct moxibustion in this area.

Admin

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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