( G.B.-41 Foot Governor of Tears ZULINQI - Acupuncture Points ) In the depression at the junction of the shafts and the bases of the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, lateral to the tendon of the extensor digitorum longus muscle.
How to find
Palpate for the distinct tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone (➞3.6.2) on the lateral aspect of the midfoot. With the palpating finger, glide on from the tuberosity to the dorsum of the foot, into the groove between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones. There, palpate in a distal direction. G.B.-41 is located at the junction of the heads and the shafts of the two bones. Or: Ask the patient to abduct their toes so that the branch of the tendon of the extensor digitorum longus muscle extending to the little toe becomes more pronounced. Then palpate in the groove between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones from distal to proximal to where the tendon crosses the groove. ➞ G.B.-42 is located medial (or anterior) to it, while G.B.-41 is located in the depression lateral (or posterior) to the tendon.
Perpendicularly or obliquely approximately 0.3–0.8 cun
● Spreads Liver Qi, benefits the thorax and the lateral costal region, transforms Phlegm, dissipates nodules, benefits the breasts
● Clears the head, benefits the eyes
Shu-stream point, Wood point, opening point of the dai mai, ben point (Five Phases), exit point.
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