Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Zutonggu : Foot Connecting Valley

Bl-66 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 66

Ying-Spring and Water point

Horary point of the Bladder channel

On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the fifth metatarso-phalangeal joint until it falls into the depression at the base of the little toe.

Perpendicular-oblique insertion towards the sole 0.2 - 0.3 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears the head
Descends lung and stomach qi

TCM Indications:
  • Heaviness of the head, neck pain, visual dizziness, redness of the eyes, nosebleed, sweating without aversion to cold, malaria.
  • Vomiting, undigested food in the stool, cough and dyspnoea, fullness of the chest with congested fluids.
  • Mania, propensity to fright.

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

    Ling Shu Ch. 19, on the Four Seasonal Qi, advises opening the Jing-Well and Ying-Spring openings in winter, piercing deeply and retaining the needle for a while.

    Ling Shu Ch. 34, On the Five Disturbances, advises piercing this point and and Shugu Bl-65 to remove disturbing Qi in the head causing counterflow leading to headaches, a heavy head and dizziness with falling down if Tianzhu Bl-10 and Dazhu Bl-11 did not work.

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