( G.B.-40 Mound of Ruins QIUXU - Acupuncture Points ) In the depression anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus, lateral to the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus muscle.
How to find
For easier location, ask the patient to flex their ankle at a 90° angle. From the lateral malleolus (➞3.6.2), let the palpating finger glide into a well-defined depression anterior and inferior to the malleolus. By lifting the toes, the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus muscle as well as the depression (G.B.-40) will become more pronounced. For orientation: G.B.-40 is located at the junction of a vertical line along the anterior border of the lateral malleolus and a horizontal line along its lower border.
➞ SP-5 is located in a comparable position but on the medial aspect of the ankle (in the depression anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus). On a line connecting ➞ SP-5 and G.B.-40, ➞ LIV-4 is located medial to and ➞ ST-41 is located lateral to the tendon of the extensor hallucis longus muscle, which runs to the big toe.
0.5–1.5 cun vertically or slightly obliquely in the area of the fibulotarsal ligaments towards the medial arch of the foot.
● Opens the channel, benefits the joints
● Spreads Liver Qi, clears Heat and Dampness from the Gall Bladder
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