Point Localization: In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.

TCM Actions: Expels wind. Clears Heat. Remove channel obstruction. Regulates the intestines. Resolves edema.

Indications: Pain, swelling and stiffness in the foot. Bi syndrome caused by heat. Distention. Fullness and abdominal pain. Borborygmos. Belching. Face edema. Swollen eyes.

Target area: Face. Eyes. Feet. Toes.

Point Name and Meaning: Xiangu – Sinking Valley

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Shu (stream). Wood.

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.