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