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.
Chinese Name: 束骨
English Name/Meaning: Restraining Bone
Pinyin: shù gǔ
Han Geul 한글: sok gol 속골
Romaji: sok kotsu?
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.
Mania, headache, neck rigidity, eye pain, blurring of vision, backache, pain in the lower extremities.
Transverse insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Good for insect stings.