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English: Instep Yang
Also Known As: Tarsal Yang
Foot Bone Yang
  • 3 cun directly above UB-60 Kunlun, at the lateral aspect of the gastrocnemius muscle.
    Note: this point is located in the depression between the Achilles tendon and the peroneal tendons.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Perpendicular or oblique insertion directed proximally or distally, 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Qiao channel
  • Removes obstruction from the channel
  • Invigorates the Yang Qiao, channel
  • Strengthens the back
  • Benefits the lumbar regions and legs
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Headache
  • Low back pain
  • Paralysis of the lower limbs
  • Inflammation of the ankle joint
  • Pain of the External malleolus
  • Lumbar pain with inability to stand for long
  • Inability to stand after sitting
  • Thigh pain
  • Wind Bi with numbness
  • Atrophy disorder of the lower limb
  • Inability to raise the four limbs
  • Heaviness and soreness of the leg and knee
  • Ulceration of the leg
  • Chills and fever
  • Pain of the brow
  • Sudden turmoil disorder with cramps
  • Heavy sensation at the head
  • Redness and swelling of the External malleolus
  • Seizures
  • Hip, thigh and lower back pain with inability to stand
  • Lower leg cramps
  • Sciatica
  • Leg Qi
  • Cold-Damp leg Qi
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation of the ankle joint
  • Paralysis of the plantar flexor muscles and weakness in medial deviation of the foot
  • Rheumatism of the ankle
  • Clonic spasm



Clonic spasm

Heaviness of the head


  • This is a frequently used point for lower back pain.
  • It strengthens the muscles and makes movement easier.
  • It is effective only for unilateral backache.
  • It is very useful for elimination of toxins from the body-mind.