Zhiyin BL-67 Acupuncture Point

Zhiyin BL-67

Chinese: 至阴

Pinyin: Zhì Yīn

Location

On the lateral side of the little toe, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail. 

How to locate

Locate Zhiyin BL-67 at the junction of the two tangents that border the nail of the toe laterally and proximally, about 0.1 cun from the actual corner of the nail. 

Main actions

  1. Expels Wind
  2. Promote labor

Needling

Vertically 0.1 cun or obliquely 0.2 cun in the direction of the foot. 

Commentary for Zhiyin BL-67

Zhiyin BL-67 is the Well-Jing point of the Bladder Channel

Its main function is to expel Exterior or Interior Wind, so as to ease headache, dizziness and neck pain. It also clears Heat and treats redness, pain and blurred vision of the eyes. 

On the other hand, it is used to stimulate labor or remove placenta. Therefore it should not be used during pregnancy except for during a difficult laboring.