Point Localization: 8 cun below the lower border of the patella, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
TCM Actions: Expels Wind and dampness. Remove channel obstruction.
Indications: Atrophy of the leg. Legs Bi syndrome due to dampness. Numbness, cold, and swelling in the leg. Inability to stand long. Shoulder pain. Inability to raise the shoulder.
Target area: Legs. Shoulders.
Point Name and Meaning: Tiaokou – Narrow Opening
Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.