Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Jinggu : Capital Bone

Bl-64 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 64

Yuan-Source point

On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferor to the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone.

Perpendicular insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears the head and eyes and eliminates wind
Calms the spirit
Relaxes the sinews, activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Painful and heavy head with cold feet, splitting headache, heat in the head, shaking of the head, redness of the inner canthus, superficial visual obstruction, visual dizziness, rhinitis with ceaseless nosebleed, chills and fever, malaria, no pleasure in eating.
  • Palpitations, Heart pain, mania-depression, propensity to fright, epilepsy.
  • Stiff neck, pain of the back and sides of the body, lumbar pain, aversion to cold and pain of the back, cracked and dry feet, cold damp leg qi.

    Superficial Innervation: Sural nerve (L5 - S2)
    Dermatome Segment: S1
    Deeper Structures: Sural nerve (L5 - S2)

    Ling Shu Ch. 24, On Counterflow Diseases, employs this point for the treatment of Heart pain. It advises piercing this point and Kunlun Bl-60 when treating a Heart pain that feels like being struck with a bent and painful back, associated with the Kidneys.

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