Point Localization: On the fourth intercostal space below the midline of the armpit. Approximately 3 cun from the line of the armpit.
TCM Actions: Promotes the descent of Lung Qi. Opens the chest.
Indications: Cough. Fullness in the chest by the Lung Qi stagnation. Pain in the side of the chest. Intercostal neuralgia.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Yuanye – Armpit Abyss
Acupuncture Meridian: Gallbladder
Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.