Point Localization: In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.
TCM Actions: Harmonizes the Middle Burner. Regulates the Intestines. Regulates Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai). Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Stops bleeding. Regulates menstruation.
Indications: Fullness, and epigastric distention, abdominal or chest pain. Constriction of the esophagus. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Manic-depressive disorder. Anxiety. Insomnia. Mental restlessness. Blood in feces. Uterine bleeding. Painful menstruation. Irregular menstrual periods. Retained placenta and lochia. Heel pain. Numbness of the feet. Cold feet. Foot pain. Fungus on toes.
Target area: Feet. Toes. Thorax. Abdomen.
Point Name and Meaning: Gongsun – Minute Connecting Channels
Acupuncture Meridian: Chong Mai
Categories: Luo (connecting). Master point of the Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai). Coupled point of the Yin Connecting Vessel (Yin Wei Mai).
Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.