Point Localization: On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle, approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longs and hallucis longus.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Calms the Mind (Shen). Remove channel obstruction.

Indications: Swelling on the face. Frontal headache. Sinusitis. Face and red eyes. Dizziness. Distension, abdominal fullness. Belching. Hunger with inability to eat. Constipation. Fever. Manic behavior. Agitation. Lamentation. Fear. See ghosts (psychosis). Swelling and ankle pain. Drop foot. Heaviness in the knee. Sciatica. Bi Syndrome on tendons due to dampness. Multiple sclerosis.

Target area: Feet. Ankle. Face.

Point Name and Meaning: Jiexi – Dispersing Stream

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: King (river). Fire. Tonification.

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




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