Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Baichingwo : Hundred Insect Burrows

Ex-LE-3 : Extra Lower Extremity 3


Location:
3 cun proximal to the medial superior border of the patella, in a tender depression on the bulge of the vastus medialis muscle, 1 cun proximal to Xuehai Sp-10.

Needling:
Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears heat from the blood
Eliminates wind and drains dampness

TCM Indications:
  • Sores of the lower region, wind rash, itching of the skin.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Medial cutaneous nerve of the thigh (L2, L3)
    Dermatome Segment: L3

    Notes:
    It lies very close to Xuehai Sp-10 which is also an important point for treatment of skin diseases.


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