Points Database

: Shugu : Restraining Bone

Bl-65 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 65

Classifications:
Shu-Stream and Wood point

Child point of the Bladder channel

Location:
On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression posterior and inferior to the head of the fifth metatarsal bone.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears the head and eyes
Clears heat and dissipates swelling
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, occipital headache, stiff neck, deafness, visual dizziness, redness and pain of the eyes, redness and erosion of the inner canthus, yellow eyes.
  • Chills and fever, aversion to wind cold, heat in the body, malaria, mania-depression, carbuncular swellings on the back, clove sores on the back, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea.
  • Pain of the lumbar region and back, thigh pain.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Sural nerve (L5 - S2)
    Dermatome Segment: S1
    Deeper Structures: Sural nerve (L5 - S2)

    Notes:
    In five element acupuncture this point is reduced to drain excess in the Bladder.

    Ling Shu Ch. 19, on the Four Seasonal Qi, advises using the Shu-Stream points, unless the diseases are in the Fu organs, in which case the He-Sea points are chosen.

    Ling Shu Ch. 34, On the Five Disturbances, advises piercing this point and and Zutonggu Bl-66 to remove disturbing Qi in the head causing counterflow leading to headaches, a heavy head and dizziness with falling down if Tianzhu Bl-10 and Dazhu Bl-11 did not work.

    In Thai massage:
    Acupressure point (Salguero & Roylance, 2011, Encyclopedia of Thai Massage)


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