Yixi BL45: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
Yixi: a sighing sound
If the patient is asked to say “Yixi” when the point is being located, the doctor’s finger may feel the vocal fremitus.
Chinese Name: 譩譆
English Name/Meaning: Yi Xi
Pinyin: yì xǐ
Han Geul 한글: ui hoe 의회
Romaji: i ki(?)
3 cun lateral to Lingtai (GV10), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Release the exterior and clears heat, opens the lungs and invigorates the channel.
Cough , asthma, pain of the shoulder and back.
Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.