Point Localization: Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Promotes the rise of pure Qi to the head.

Indications: Dampness. Urinary difficulty. Painful urination. Burning when urinating. Dark and scanty urine. Red eyes. Nosebleed. Heaviness in the head. Dizziness. Cystitis.

Target area: Nose. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Tonggu – Passing Valley

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Ying (spring). Water.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]




*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.