Xi Yan (On the Leg) Calf's Nose, Eyes of the Knee

Xi Yan (On the Leg) Calf's Nose, Eyes of the Knee

Acupuncture Points on the The Extra Points


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  • Knee pain, weakness of the lower extremities

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the knee, in the hollows formed when the knee is flexed, immediately below the patella and both medial and lateral to the patellar ligament.

Needling Method:

  • With the knee flexed and supported by a rolled pillow, i. Perpendicular insertion, directed towards Weizhong BL-40, 1 to 2 cun; ii. Oblique insertion in a medial and superior direction, behind the patella 1 to 2 cun; iii. Through-needling between lateral and medial Xiyan (MN-LE-16), behind the patellar ligament.

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