Yaoyi EX-B-6 Acupuncture Point

Yaoyi EX-B-6

Chinese: 腰宜

Pinyin: Yāo Yí

Location

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra (L4). 

How to locate

First identify the Tuffier's line which connects the highest points of the iliac crest. The spinous process of the 4th lumber vertebra (L4) mostly falls on this line.  

Yaoyi EX-B-6 is 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra. 

Main actions

Opens the Channel

Needling

Vertically 0.5–0.8 cun

Commentary for Yaoyi EX-B-6

Yaoji EX-B-6 is not a major point. Its main point is to opens the Channel and Luo Vessels.