( Ex-UE-7 Lumbar Pair Point YAOTONGDIAN - Acupuncture Points ) Two points on the dorsal aspect of the hand, between the 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th metacarpal bones, on the level of the junctions of the haft and the base of the respective metacarpal bones.
How to find
On the dorsal aspect of the hand, glide with the palpating fingers in the grooves between the 2nd and 3rd as well as between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones towards the wrist joint, until the fingers come to rest in the depressions just distal to the bases of the metacarpal bones. Here, locate the points of Ex-UE-7
(yaotongdian or yaotongxue).
0.5–0.8 cun vertically or slightly obliquely towards the centre of a loose fist. Caution: Painful point! Do not stimulate these distal points in patients with a weak constitution: danger of needle collapse!
● Strengthen the Qi and Blood in the lumbar region, alleviate pain
Very effective distal point for acute disorders of the lumbar spine
Category: Acupuncture Points
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