Point Localization: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the little toe.

TCM Actions: Controls the rebellion of the Qi in the head. Clears Heat. Resolves Damp Heat. Promotes labor.

Indications: Headache, occipital headache. Dizziness. Pain and redness of the eyes. Difficulty and pain when urinating. Retained placenta. Malposition of fetus, late, prolonged and difficult labor.

Target area: Uterus.

Point Name and Meaning: Zhiyin – Reaching Yin

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Jing (well). Metal. Tonification.

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.