Diwuhui GB-42 Acupuncture Point

Diwuhui GB-42

Chinese: 地五会

Pinyin: Di Wǔ Huì

Location

Between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus muscle. 

How to locate

From the space between the 4th and 5th toes, palpate towards the ankle. Locate Diwuhui GB-42 in the groove between the two bones, proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joints and proximal to the heads of the two metatarsal bones. 

Or: Abduct their toes so that the branch of the tendon of the extensor digitorum longus muscle extending to the little toe becomes more pronounced. Then palpate in the groove between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones from distal to proximal to where the tendon crosses the groove. Diwuhui GB-42 is located medial or anterior to it, while Zulingqi GB-41 is located in the depression lateral or posterior to the tendon.

Main actions

  1. Resolves Liver Qi Stagnation
  2. Clears Heat from Gall Bladder Channel

Needling

Vertically or obliquely 0.3–0.8 cun. 

Commentary for Diwuhui GB-42

Diwuhui GB-42 is not a major point of the Gall Bladder Channel. Its main function is to removes Liver Qi Stagnation by invigorates Qi in the chest. Typical manifestations are pain and distention in the chest, lateral costal region, axilla or breasts. 

Furthermore, it works as a distal point to clear Heat from the Gall Bladder Channel. Typical symptoms are redness, itching and pain of the eyes, tinnitus or deafness.