Location-. 3 cun inferior to the lateral depression of the knee.
Application-. Also called Xialing and Guixie, it belongs to the Stomach Channel of Foot—Yangming, serving as a converging point at the lower part of the channel. Emitting qi to this point together with guiding qi can help regulate the stomach and intestines, facilitate qi to relieve distention, dissipate stagnation and obstruction, promote the circulation of qi to allay pain, alleviate water retention to subdue swelling, and activate the flow of qi and blood in the channels and collaterals. Emitting qi toward it in combination with Quchi (LI 11) has the functions of general regulation of qi of the yang channels, regulation of the spleen, stomach and intestines and of general health care.
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