Jinggu BL-64 Acupuncture Point

Jinggu BL-64

Chinese: 京骨

Pinyin: Jīng Gǔ

Location

On the lateral side of the foot dorsum, below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin. 

How to locate

Palpating along the lateral aspect of the foot on the level of the border of the ‘red and white’ skin, a bony structure can be felt approximately at the midpoint of the foot. This is the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone. 

Jinggu BL-64 is located directly distal to it towards the toes, at the junction between the base and the shaft of the 5th metatarsal bone.

Main actions

  1. Subdues Rebellious Qi
  2. Pacifies Interior Wind
  3. Calms the Mind

Needling

Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun

Commentary for Jinggu BL-64

Despite that Jinggu BL-64 is the Source-Yuan point of the Bladder Channel, it doesn't really tonify any specific Organs. This attribute is in line with other Source-Yuan point of Yang Channels. 

BL-64 is mostly used to subdues Rebellious Qi from the Head, characterized by headaches, dizziness as well as redness of the inner eye canthus. These symptoms can also be the result of Liver Wind Rising caused by Kidney Deficiency

Furthermore, BL-64 calms the Mind as well, with additional symptoms such as palpitations, insomnia, manic depression and fright.