Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Zhibin : Guest House

Kid-9 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 9

Xi-Cleft point of the Yin Wei Mai
Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

On the medial aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun superior to Taixi Kid-3, on the line drawn between Taixi Kid-3 and Yingu Kid-10, about 1 cun posterior to the medial border of the tibia.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears the heart and transforms phlegm
Regulates qi and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Madness, mania, mania-depression disorder, raving, fury and cursing, vomiting of foamy (watery) saliva, tongue thrusting, goitre.
  • Shan disorder, umbilical shan disorder in infants.
  • Pain of the medial aspect of the leg, contraction of the calf muscle, weakness of the legs.

    Superficial Innervation: Saphenous nerve (L3 - L4)
    Dermatome Segment: L4
    Deeper Structures: Tibial nerve (L5 - S2)

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Soleus and flexor hallucis longus
    Myotome Innervation: Soleus: Tibial nerve (L5 - S2); Flexor hallucis longus: Tibial nerve (S1 & S2 nerve roots)
    Location Notes: Soleus is slightly posterior, like a medial Feiyang Bl-58
    Pain Referral Pattern:
    \nSoleus: To heel
    \nFlexor hallucis longus: To big toe
    Indications: Tenderness in the heel (soleus) ; Strain of toe flexors (flexor hallucis longus)

    The name of this point (Guest House), its function of calming the mind and its position on the Yin Wei Mai suggest its main usage may be for difficulties in dealing with people.

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