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

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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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.