Jinggu BL64 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Jinggu is an ancient name for the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal and the point is on the lateral aspect of the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal.
Jinggu-BL64

Nomenclature:

Jinggu is an ancient name for the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal and the point is on the lateral aspect of the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal.

Point: BL64
Chinese Name: 京骨
Name: Jinggu
English Name/Meaning: Capital Bone
Pinyin: jīng gǔ
Han Geul 한글: gyeong gol 경골
Romaji: kei kotsu(?)
Vietnamese: Kinh cốt

Location:

On the lateral side of the foot, below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indication:

  • Headache, stiff neck, superficial visual obstruction.
  • Pain of the lumbar region and legs.
  • Epilepsy.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun

Remark:

Yuan- Source Point

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.