On the lateral aspect of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, lateral to the lower border of the cuboid bone.
Xi-Cleft point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian
Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, packache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of lower extremities.
Relaxes the sinews, calms Wind, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.
A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.
Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.