(EX) Yaotongxue Acupuncture Point

  • Chinese Name Yaotongxue
  • English Name Low Back Pain Point

  • Location: On the dorsum of the hand, midway between the transverse wrist crease and the metacarpalphalangeal joint, between both the 2nd and 3rd and the 4th and 5th metacarpals (2 points on each hand).

  • Actions & Effects:
  • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side).

  • Extraordinary (Extra) Points

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

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