Point Localization: In a depression directly below the external malleolus.
TCM Actions: Opens Vase Yang Walk. Harmonizes left and right. Remove obstruction from the channel. Extinguishes Inner Wind. Expels exterior wind. Calms the mind. Subdues the rebellion of the Qi of the head.
Indications: Neck stiffness and pain. Painful obstruction syndrome (Bi syndrome) on the back and leg. Insomnia. Drowsiness. Red eyes. Eye pain. Anatomical and energetic imbalance between left and right. Headache and dizziness for excess Yang in the head. Epilepsy (daytime attacks). Opisthotonos. Trismus. Tremors. AVC. Deviation of the eye.
Target area: Side of legs. Back. Eyes.
Point Name and Meaning: Shenmai – Ninth Channel
Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder
Categories: Opening and beginning of the Yang Heel Vessel (Yang Qiao Mai). Coupled point of the Governing Vessel (Du Mai). Ghost Point of Sun Si Miao.
Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.