Extra Foot Acupoints
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Besides the regular meridianal acupoints, there are extra acupoints, discovered and accumulated through clinical practice by ancient physicians, which are also very useful and effective. The common extra acupoints on the foot are as follows (Figs. 15, 16, 17 and 18). 1: Neihuai Qianxia (EX-F 1) 4: Yingchi (EX-F 4) 5: Yinyang (EX-F 5) 7: Quanshengzu (EX-F7) 9: Shuwei (EX-F 9) 12: Ranhou (EX-F 12) 8: Shimian (EX-F 8) 15: Muzhi Lihengwen (EX-F 15) 17: Duyin (EX-F 17) 18: Zuxin (EX-F 18) 21" Lineiting (EX-F 21) 10: Quchi (EX-F 10) 11: Tongli (EX-11) 13: Jiagen (EX-F 13) 14: Dazhi Jumao
(EX-F 14) 16: Erzhishang (EX-F 16) 19: Neitaichong (EX-F 19) 20: Neizhiyin (EX-F 20) 22: Bafeng (EX-F 22) 23: Qiduan (EX-F 23)
   
Neihuai Qianxia (EX-F 1):
   
Location:One finger width anterior to the midpoint of lower border of medial malleolus (Fig. 15).
   
Indication: Regurgitation of food.
    
Waihuaiqian Jiaomai (EX-F 2):
   
Location: On the dorsal side of ankle joint and at the junction of medial three fourths and lateral one fourth of a connecting line between the tips of medial and lateral malleolus (Fig. 16).
   
Indication: Toothache.
   
Xiakunlun (EX-F 3):
   
Location: On the anterior border of Achilles tendon and 3.3 cm below the tip of lateral malleolus (Fig. 16).
   
Indications: Bi-syndrome due to cold pathogen, lumbago, migraine, hemiplegia, and painful walking.
   
Yingchi (EX-F 4):
   
Location: In the depressions anterior and posterior to the lower border of medial malleolus (Fig. 15).
   
Indications: Profuse menstrual discharge and discharge of red and white leukorrhea.
   
Yinyang (EX-F 5):
   
Location: At the medial end of the interphalangeal crease of big toe (Fig. 15).
   
Indications: Syncope, discharge of red and white leukorrhea, and diarrhea.

    
Nuxi (EX-F 6):
   
Location: At the midpoint of heel bone (Fig. 16).
   
Indications: Vomiting, diarrhea, muscular spasms, osteomyelitis of maxillary bone, gingivitis, convulsions, and mental diseases.
   
Quanshengzu (EX-F 7):

   
Location: On the posterior midline of Achilles tendon and at the midpoint of the crease above heel bone (Fig. 15).
   
Indications: Difficult labor, lumbago, and spasm of esophagus.
   
Shimian (EX-F 8):

   
Location: On the sole and at the crossing point of the midline of sole and the connecting line of medial and lateral malleolus (Fig. 17).
   
Indications:
Insomnia and pain of the sole.
   
Shuwei (EX-F 9):

   
Location: At the midpoint of upper border of heel bone (Fig. 15).
   
Indication: Tubercles of cervical lymph nodes.
   
Quchi (EX-F 10):
   
Location: On the medial side of foot arch, below and anterior to medial malleolus and in a depression between the tendons of anterior tibial muscle and long extensor muscle of big toe (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Pain in lower abdomen, emission of semen, and hernia.
   
Tongli (EX-F 11):
   
Location: On the dorsum of foot and 1.6 cm anterior to the posterior end of the interosseous space between 4th and 5th metatarsal bones (Fig. 18).
   
Indication: Profuse menstrual discharge.

   
Ranhou (EX-F 12):
   
Location: This is 1.3 cm posterior to Rangu (KI 2) of kidney meridian (Fig. 15).
   
Indication: Indigestion.
   
Jiagen (EX-F 13):
   
Location: On the dorsal side of big toe and beside the medial and lateral corners of nail (Fig. 18).
   
Indication: Hernia.
   
Dazhi Jumao (EX-F 14):
   
Location: On the dorsal side of big toe and in the hair on the interphalangeal joint of this toe (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Apoplexy with coma, headache, vertigo, hernia, and orchitis.
   
Muzhi Lihengwen (EX-F 15):
   
Location: On the plantar side of big toe and at the midpoint of crease of interphalangeal joint (Fig. 17).
   
Indication: Hernia.
    
Erzhishang (EX-F 16):
   
Location: At the midpoint between Neiting (ST 44) and Xiangu (ST 43)(Fig. 18).
   
Indication: Edema.
   
Duyin (EX-F 17):
   
Location: On the plantar side of foot and at the midpoint of the crease of 2nd metatarsophalangeal joint (Fig. 17).
   
Indications: Pregnancy vomiting, hematemesis, difficult labor, retention of dead fetus or placenta, hernia, and irregular menstruation.
   
Zuxin (EX-F 18):
  
Location: At the midpoint of a connecting line between the tip of 2nd toe and the posterior border of heel (Fig. 17).
   
Indications: Profuse uterine bleeding, headache, vertigo, epilepsy, pain of the sole, and shock.
   
Neitaichong (EX-F 19):
   
Location: On the dorsal side of foot, in a depression on the tibial side of tendon of long extensor muscle of big toe and on the opposite side of Taichong (LR 3) (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Hernia with obstruction and dyspnea.

   
Neizhiyin (EX-F 20):
   
Location: This is 0.3 cm from the medial corner of nail of little toe and opposite Zhiyin (BL 67) (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Convulsions in children, syncope, and hysteria.
   
Lineiting (EX-F 21):
   
Location: On the plantar side of foot, between the 2nd and 3rd toes and on the opposite side of Neiting (ST 44) (Fig. 17).
   
Indications: Convulsions in children, epilepsy, and pain in toes.
    
Bafeng (EX-F 22):
   
Location: On the dorsum of foot, between all neighboring toes and on the dorsoplantar boundary of the web folds (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Headache, toothache, poisonous snake bite, redness and swelling of instep, and irregular menstruation.
   
Qiduan (EX-F 23):
   

Location: On the tips of all ten toes (Fig. 18).
   
Indications: Beriberi, paralysis of toes, redness and swelling of instep, and emergency treatment.

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