Point Localization: Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint in a depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digiti minimi.

TCM Actions: Controls Liver Yang. Soothes Liver Qi. Clears Heat in the Gallbladder channel. Removes Heat-Dampness. Regulates the Dai Mai (Girdle Vessel). Benefits the breasts.

Indications: Headache. Dizziness. Blurred vision. Distension, fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium. Redness, swelling, dryness, and eye pain. Distention, pain, nodules, abscesses in the breast. Chronic vaginal discharge. Cystitis. Urethritis. Bi syndrome at the knee and hip.

Target area: Breasts. Knee. Hip.

Point Name and Meaning: Zulinqi – Falling Tears (Foot)

Acupuncture Meridian: Yang Wei Mai

Categories: Shu (stream). Wood. Master point of the Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai). Coupled point of the Yang Connecting Vessel (Yang Wei Mai).

Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]

 

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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.