Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Bafeng : Eight Winds

Ex-LE-10 : Extra Lower Extremity 10

Alternative Name(s): Bachong
Translation: Eight Rushings

Classifications:
One of the "59 piercings" for clearing Heat in Ling Shu Ch. 23

Location:
On the dorsum of the foot, between the toes, 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web. These points include Xingjian Liv-2, Neiting St-44 and Xiaxi GB-43.

Needling:
Oblique insertion directed proximally 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears heat and dissipates swelling

TCM Indications:
  • Leg qi, redness, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, malaria, headache, irregular menstruation.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Fibular (peroneal) nerves (deep between big toe and second toe, superficial for all others) from L4 - S1
    Dermatome Segment: L4, L5, S1

    Notes:
    Mainly used for disorders of the toes in the same way that Baxie are used for the fingers.

    Ling Shu Ch. 23, On Heat Diseases, recommends that these points can be used to remove Heat in the intestines with the feeling of a heavy body. All the respective transport openings should be used too and Fenglong St-40 to reach the Qi of the Stomach.

    The same chapter also gives a different list of points for the "59 Piercings" to Su Wen Ch. 61. Four spaces between the toes are mentioned which would relate to these points.

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


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