Yingxiang LI20 : Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method
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.
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
This point is located in the naso-labial groove, the midpoint of the lateral border of ala nasi.
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.
Main point for nose disease.
Better not to use direct moxibustion in this area.
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