Point Localization: On the back at 2/3 of the distance between the greater trochanter and coccyx. Best found with the patient lying on its side.
TCM Actions: Tonifies Xue and Qi of the body. Remove channel obstruction (Bi syndrome) and atrophy syndrome (Wei Syndrome) caused by Dampness or Wind. Resolves Dampness-Heat in the lower burner.
Indications: Fatigue. Tiredness. Lack of appetite. Soft stool. Pain and numbness in the hip, buttocks, sciatic, lateral leg and knees. Hemiplegia. Atrophy and muscle weakness in the leg. Urticaria. Eczema. Redness and itchy skin. Genital itching. Urethritis. Vaginal secretion.
Target area: Hip. Leg. Anus. Urethra.
Point Name and Meaning: Huantiao – Jumping Round
Acupuncture Meridian: Gallbladder
Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.