BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU - Acupuncture Points

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BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -1

BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -1

Location
[BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU - Acupuncture Points] At the lateral border of the foot, in the depression distal to the metatarsophalangeal joint of the little toe.
How to find
When palpating along the border of the ‘red and white’ skin on
the lateral aspect of the foot, at approximately the midpoint of
the length of the foot, a clearly defined bony structure can be
felt. This is the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone. Distal to it
(towards the toes), you can feel a further prominent bony structure,
the head of the 5th metatarsal bone (or the 5th metatarsophalangeal
joint). BL-66 is located directly distal to it, in a
depression at the junction of the base and the shaft of the proximal
phalanx of the little toe.
BL-65 is located proximal to the head of the 5th metatarsal
bone. ➞ SP-2 is located in a comparable position on the medial
aspect of the foot. Located in comparable positions on the hand
are ➞ S.I.-2 (on the ulnar aspect) and ➞ L.I.-2 (on the radial
aspect).

BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -3

BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -3

Needling
Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun. Caution: Painful point.
Actions/Indications
● Clears the head
● Descends the Lung and Stomach Qi
● Calms the shen
Special features
Ying-spring point, Water point, ben point (Five Phases point).

BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -2

BL-66 Foot Connecting Valley ZUTONGGU -2

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