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Below the Knee

Point Location for all 6 Leg Channels-- Crane's Summit (He Ding) and Down

QuestionAnswer
On the lateral side of the 2nd toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail. ST45
Proximal to the web margin, between the 2nd and 3rd toes, in the depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint. ST44
In the depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones. ST43
On the dome of the instep of the foot, between the tendons of long extensor muscle of the great toe and long extensor muscle of the toes, where the pulsation of the dorsal (pedal) artery of the foot is palpable. ST42
On the dorsum of the foot, at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle joint, in the depression between the tendons of m. extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus, approximately at the level of the tip of the external malleolus. ST41
8 cun superior to the tip of the external maleolus, lateral to ST38 about TWO finger-breadth lateral to the anterior border of the tibia. ST40
9 cun below ST35 and one finger breadth from the anterior border of the tibia. ST39
8 cun below ST35 and one finger breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia. ST38
6 cun below ST35 and one finger breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia. ST37
3 cun below ST35 and one finger breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia. ST36
When the knee is flexed, the point is at the lower border of the patella, in the depression lateral to the patellar ligament. ST35
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. XiYan (Eyes of the Knee)
In the depression at the midpoint of the superior border of the patella. He Ding (Crane's Summit)
On the medial side of the great toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail. SP1
On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the 1st metatarsodigital joint, in the depression of the junction of the red and white skin. SP2
Proximal and inferior to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression of the junction of the red and white skin. SP3
In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin. SP4
In the depression distal and inferior to the medial malleolus, midway between the tuberosity of the navicular bone and the tip of the medial malleolus. SP5
3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, posterior to the medial border of the tibia. SP6
6 cun from the tip of the medial malleolus, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and SP9. SP7
3 cun below SP9, on the line connecting SP9 and the medial malleolus. SP8
On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia, in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. SP9
1 cun above UB39 on the medial side of the tendon of m. biceps femoris. The point is located with the knee slightly flexed. UB38
Lateral to UB40, on the medial border of the tendon m. biceps femoris. UB39
Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. biceps femoris and m. semitendinosus. UB40
2 cun directly below UB40, between the medial and lateral heads of m. gastrocnemius, on the line joining UB40 and UB57. UB55
5 cun below UB40, in the centre of the belly of m. gastrocnemius on the line connecting UB40 and UB57. UB56
On the posterior midline of the leg, between UB40 and UB60, in a pointed depression formed below the gastrocnemius muscle belly when the leg is stretched or the heel is lifted. UB57
7 cun above UB60, on the posterior border of the fibula, about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB57. UB58
3 cun directly above UB60 UB59
In the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and Achilles' tendon. UB60
Directly below UB60, lateral to calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin. UB61
In the depression directly below the external malleolus. UB62
"On the lateral side of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, on the lower border of the cuboid bone." -CAM UB63
"On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression posterior to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone." -Deadman UB63
Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin. UB64
Posterior to the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin. UB65
Anterior to the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin. UB66
On the lateral side of the small toe, 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail. UB67
On the sole (of the foot), in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the junction of the anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3 of the line connecting the base of the 2nd and 3rd toes and the hell. K1
Anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression on the lower border of the tuberosity of the navicular bone. K2
In the depression between the tip of the medial malleolus and the Achilles' tendon. K3
Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, in the depression anterior to the medial side of the attachment of Achilles' tendon. K4
1 cun directly below K3, in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum. K5
In the depression below the tip of the medial malleolus. K6
2 cun directly above K3, on the anterior border of Achilles' tendon. K7
0.5 cun ANTERIOR to K7 K8
5 cun directly above K3 at the lower end of the belly of m. gastrocnemius, on the line drawn from K3 to K10. K9
When the knee is flexed, the point is on the medial side of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. semitendinosus and semimembranosus, at the leve with UB40. K10
In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. GB34
7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the posterior border of the fibula. GB35
7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula. GB36
5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula. GB37
4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula. GB38
3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the posterior border of the fibula. GB39
Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus. GB40
Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi (Deadman says longus) of the foot. GB41
Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi (Deadman says longus) of the foot. GB42
On the dorsum of the foot, between the 4th and 5th toe, proximal to the margin of the web, at the junction of the red and white skin. GB43
On the lateral side of the 4th toe, about 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail. GB44
On the lateral side of the terminal phalanx of the great toe, 0.1 cun from the corner of the naill. LR1
On the dorsum of the foot, between the 1st and 2nd toe, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin. LR2
On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones. LR3
Anterior to the medial malleolous, midway between SP5 and ST41, in the depression on the medial side of the tendon of m. tibialis anterior. LR4
5 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, "on the midline of the medial surface" (???) of the tibia. LR5
7 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, "on the midline of the medial surface" (???) of the tibia. LR6
Posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, in the upper portion of the medial head of m. gastrocnemius, 1 cun posterior to SP9. LR7
When the knee is flexed, the point is at the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial epicondyle of the tibia, in the depression of the anterior border of the insertions of m. semimembranosus and m. semitendinosus. LR8
Created by: mrbarr