( SP-4 Grandfather Grandson GONGSUN - Acupuncture Points ) In the depression distal to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone, on the border of the red and white skin.
How to find
When palpating along the border of the red and white skin (sole/dorsum of the foot) on the medial aspect of the midfoot from proximal towards medial, the base of the 1st metatarsal bone (➞ 2.6.2) forms a distinct bony prominence. SP-4 is located in the depression distal to this prominence, at the junction of the shaft and the base of the bone. ➞ SP-3 is located slightly more distally at the junction of the head and the shaft of the 1st metatarsal bone. ➞ BL-64 is located in a comparable position on the lateral aspect of the midsection of the foot (at the junction of the shaft and the base of the 5th metatarsal bone).
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely from medial towards lateral.
Caution: Needling may be painful.
● Strengthens and regulates the Spleen Qi, eliminates Dampness
● Calms the shen
● Benefits the Heart and chest
● Regulates the chong mai
● Local point, for example for metatarsalgia
Luo-connecting point, opening (master) point of the chong mai. Important point for distension and pain in the upper and lower abdomen caused by Qi stagnation, Blood stasis or obstruction due to Dampness.
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