G.B.-36 Outer Mound WAIQIU - Acupuncture Points

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Location
G.B.-36 Outer Mound WAIQIU - Acupuncture Points ) 7 cun proximal to the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.
How to find
Quick method: Spreading hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): Locate ➞ G.B.-35 at the midpoint of a line connecting ➞ G.B.-34 (in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula) and the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus (➞3.6.2), on the anterior border of the fibula (distance  14 cun). G.B.-36 is located 7 cun proximal to the prominence of the lateral malleolus.
Or: Spreading hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): locate G.B.-36 1 cun distal to the midpoint of a line connecting the popliteal crease and the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula (distance  16 cun, ➞ 2.2). For orientation: The borders of the fibula are deep to the peroneus brevis muscle and are often not easily palpable. For this reason, it is suggested to palpate the anterior border of the fibula just superior to the ankle and then locate the point on an imaginary line running to the head of the fibula. Located on the same level are ➞ G.B.-35 (on the posterior border of the fibula) and ➞ BL-58 (7 cun proximal to ➞ BL-60).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1.5 cun
Actions/Indications
● Regulates Gall Bladder and Liver Qi
● Drains Damp-Heat
● Relaxes the tendons and muscles
● Calms the shen
Special features
Xi-cleft point

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