Point Localization: Posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin.

TCM Actions: Controls the rebellion of the Qi in the head. Clears Heat. Expels exterior wind.

Indications: Bi Syndrome in the neck. Heat in the Bladder. Headache. Occipital stiffness. Eye pain. Yellowish or reddish eyes. Aversion to cold. Fever. Cystitis.

Target area: Nape.

Point Name and Meaning: Shugu – Binding Bone

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Shu (stream). Wood. Sedation.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.