Xiyan (EX-LE5) Extra Point [1]

Posted by : admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 04:15 AM
Acupuncture Points / Extra Points [2]

Regional Anatomy:
The medial point of Xiyan (EX-LE 5) is also called NeixiyanEXLE4(EX-LE4). For its layer anatomy, refer to NeixiyanEXLE4(EX-LE4).The lateral point of Xiuan (EX-LE 5) is exactly the DubiST35 (Dubi (ST35) [3]) of the Stomach Meridian of Foor-Yangming.For its layer anatomy, refer to DubiST35 (ST35) .

Flex the knee joints; on the lower border of patella, in the depression at the medial and lateral side of patellar ligament.
Improving the leg and knee movement.

Rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and paraparesis.

Combined use with LiangqiuST34 (Liangqiu (ST34) [4]), YanglingquanGB34 (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon [5]) for treatment of gonitis; and with WeizhongBL40 (Weizhong (BL40) He-Sea Point, Lower Confluent Point [6]), YaotongdianEXUE7 (EX-UE7) for treatment of soft tissus injuries of the knee.

Insert the needle perpendicularly to 0.5-1 cun deep, or puncture through XiyanEXLE5 (EX-LE5); needling response: local soreness and distension, radiating toward the knee. Moxibustion is contraindicated.


  [1] http://www.opentcm.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=607
  [2] http://www.opentcm.com/index.php?name=News&catid=&topic=52
  [3] http://www.opentcm.com/Article909.html
  [4] http://www.opentcm.com/Article908.html
  [5] http://www.opentcm.com/Article488.html
  [6] http://www.opentcm.com/Article368.html