On the lateral aspect of the foot, below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
Yuan-Source point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian
Headache, stiff neck, meningitis, pain in low back and legs.
Nebula, psychosis, epistaxis, malaria, cardiac diseases, redness of eyes.
Dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal fullness, does not eat or drink, congestion of urinary bladder, pain in back and sides, cannot bend, stiff body, heavines in head due to cold in the legs, deviation of spinal column, joint pains, spasms of calf, pain in knee and contracture of foot.
Relaxes the sinews, dispels Wind, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.
Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.
Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.