Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "SI 6" , 養老, is represented by "Yang Lao" in pinyin and "Nursing the Aged" in english and may be found:
Dorsal to the head of the ulna in the body cleft on the radial side of the styloid process, found with the palm facing the chest.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Si 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore si 6 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SI6, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Spleen Blood Deficiency and/or Spleen Qi Deficiency
SI 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Arm Pain, Deafness (Hearing Loss), Muscle Weakness, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Tinnitus and/or Vision Problems