Shugu BL65: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shugu, BL65 is an ancient name of the head of the 5th metatarsal and the point is on the lateral inferior aspect of the head of the 5th metatarsal.
Shugu-BL65

Nomenclature:

Shu: bundle up Gu: bone
Shugu, BL65 is an ancient name of the head of the 5th metatarsal and the point is on the lateral inferior aspect of the head of the 5th metatarsal.
Point: BL65
Chinese Name: 束骨
Name: Shugu
English Name/Meaning: Restraining Bone
Pinyin: shù gǔ
Han Geul 한글: sok gol 속골
Romaji: sok kotsu?
Vietnamese:Thúc cốt

Location:

Posterior to the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Functions of Shugu, BL65:

  • Courses wind and dispel pathogen.
  • Relaxes sinew and invigorates channel.
  • Clears heat and resolves toxin.

Indications:

Mania, headache, neck rigidity, eye pain, blurring of vision, backache, pain in the lower extremities.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Good for insect stings.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.