On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 3 cun directly above UB 60.
Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Qiao Vessel
Heavy sensation of the head, headache, low back pain, redness and swelling of the external malleolus, paralysis of the lower extremities.
Activates the meridian, benefits the low back and legs, 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 .8 - 1.2 cun.