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.