Jinmen BL-63 Acupuncture Point

Jinmen BL-63

Chinese: 金门

Pinyin: Jīn Mén

Location

Anterior and inferior to Shenmai BL-62, in the depression lateral to the cuboid bone. 

How to locate

Palpate 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 point.

From there, palpate slightly towards the heel and locate Jinmen BL-63 in a depression between
the calcaneus and the cuboid bone. 

Main actions

Removes Obstructions from the Channel and eases pain

Needling

Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun. 

Commentary for Jinmen BL-63

Jinrnen BL-63 is the Accumulating-Xi point of the Bladder channel. This is where the Qi and Blood that flows superficially from the Well-Jing point, gathers and goes deeper. Most of the Accumulating-Xi points are used to treat acute and Excess symptoms and pain. 

For the case of Jinmen BL-63, it is mostly used to remove obstructions from the Bladder Channel. Typical symptoms include the pain in the knee, lower back, leg and external malleolus.