Yangjiao GB-35 Acupuncture Point

Yangjiao GB-35

Chinese: 阳交

Pinyin: Yáng Jiāo

Location

7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the posterior border of the filula, within the distance between the tip of the external malleolus and Yanglingquan GB-34, level with Waiqiu GB-36 and Feiyang BL-58

 

How to locate

First locate Yanglingquan GB-34 in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. Then locate the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus.

Yangjiao GB-35 is at the midpoint between these two reference point, on the posterior border of the filula. Waiqiu GB-36 is at the same level, but on the anterior border of the fibula. 

Main actions

Removes Obstructions from the Channel

Needling

Vertically 0.5–1.5 cun

Commentary for Yangjiao GB-35

Yangjiao GB-35's main function is to open the Channel by removing the Obstructions due to Coldness invasion. Therefore, it is able to treat pain, stiffness, swelling or even atrophy of the lower legs or knees. 

It can also be used as a distal point to resolve Qi Stagnation in the hypochondrium and lateral costal region.