Baichongwo EX-LE-3 Acupuncture Point

Baichongwo EX-LE-3

Chinese: 百虫窝

Pinyin: Bǎi Chóng Wō

Location

It is in a small depression on the vastus medialis muscle, 3 cun superior and 1 cun medial to the upper medial border of the patella. 

It is also 1 cun superior to Xuehai SP-10

How to locate

The patient should be in a supine or preferably in a seated position, with their knee flexed.

Locate the upper medial border of the patella and, from there, measure 3 cun or 1 handsbreadth towards proximal. There, locate Baichongwo EX-LE-3 in a small depression on the vastus lateralis muscle.

Main actions

  1. Cools Blood Heat
  2. Expels Wind-Damp

Indications

Needling

Vertically 1–2 cun. 

Commentary for Baichongwo EX-LE-3

Like its neighboring point Xuehai SP-10, Baichongwo EX-LE-3 is able to treat skin diseases. It has a special effect in removing skin itchiness and rush by cooling the Blood