Leg AcuPressure Points: 50+ Pressure Points in Leg

There are 6 meridians and many acupressure points in leg, including 3 meridians on the outer thigh: Stomach meridian, Gallbladder meridian and Bladder meridian. Inner thigh: Spleen meridian, Liver meridian, Kidney meridian, etc. Massing leg acupressure points can open corresponding meridians and regulate viscera,promotes blood circulation in leg and feet, improves self-immunity and prevents diseases.

Acupoints on the Front of Leg:

leg acupressure points

ST 32(Futu), ST 33(Yinshi),ST 34( Liangqiu),ST 35(Dubi),ST 36( Zusanli), ST 37(Shangjuxu),ST 38( Tiaokou),ST 39( Fenglong),ST 40( Xiajuxu),ST 41( Jiexi), ST 42(Chong Yang),ST 43( Xinggu),ST 44(Neiting);

Location:6 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on the line connecting with the ASIS.

futu point

Indications:Paralysis of lower limbs, low back pain, chest pain, etc.

Location:With knee flexed, 3 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on line connecting with the ASIS.

ST 33 yinshi

Indications:Leg pain, edema, diabetes, etc.

Location:With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on the line connecting with the ASIS.

ST 34 point liangqiu

Indications:Paralysis of Knee, etc.

Location:With knee flexed, below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament.

ST 35 dubi

Indications:Athlete’s foot, knee numbness and pain, edema, etc.

Location:3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 36 Point zusanli

Indications:Athlete’s foot, paralysis, various chronic diseases, stomach problems, constipation, etc.

Location:6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 37 Point shangjuxu

Indications:Numbness and pain of limbs, low back pain, gastrointestinal disease, etc.

Location:8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 38 tiaokou point

Indications:Inability to lift arms, numbness and pain in lower limbs, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.

Location:9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 39 point xiajuxu

Indications:Leg cramps, numbness, pain, etc.

Location:8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia.

fenglong point

Indications:Sciatica, anemia, etc.

Location:On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle, approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longs and hallucis longus.

ST 41 acupuncture point jiexi

Indications:Foot pain, dizziness, headache, constipation, etc.

Location:Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals and the cuneiform bone, between the tendons of the long extensor muscles of the big toe and other toes.

ST 42 acupoint chongyang

Indications:Stomach bloating, foot numbness, etc.

Location:In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.

ST43 acupuncture point xiangu

Indications:Stomach pain, night sweats, etc.

Location:Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.

neiting point

Indications:Swollen legs, headaches, muscle cramps, etc.

Acupoints on the Side of Leg

leg pressure points

SP 11(Jimen), GB 30(Huantiao),SP 10(Xuehai), KI 10(Yingu),GB 31(Fengshi),SP 9(Yinlingquan),GB 32(Zhongdu), GB 33(Xiyangguan),SP 8(Diji),GB 34(Yanglingquan),SP 7(Lougu),SP 6(Sanyinjiao),SP 35(Yangjiao),GB 38(Yangfu),GB 39(Xuanzhong),KI 7(Fuliu),KI 3(Taixi),KI 6(Zhaohai),SP4(Gongsun);

Location:6 cun above SP 10 on the line connecting SP 12 to SP 10.

jimen point

Indications:Leg pain, reproductive system disease, etc.

Location:At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 distance between the prominence of the greater trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV 2), (located with the patient in a lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed).

huantiao point

Indications:Low back pain, hemiplegia, relax muscles and invigorating blood circulation, etc.

Location:With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadriceps femoris (vastus medialis).

xuehai point

Indications:Blood deficiency, gynecological diseases, etc.

On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.

yingu acupoint

Indications:Low back pain, impotence, vaginal discharge, etc.

Location:On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, when patient is standing erect with hands close to sides the point is at the tip of their middle finger.

fengshi point

Indications:Numbness of lower limbs, etc.

Location:On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. (or) On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia on level with the tuberosity of the tibia. (or) Between the posterior border of the tibia and gastrocnemius muscle.

yinlingquan acupoint

Indications:Diabetes, low back pain, etc.

Location:On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 5 cun above the popliteal crease, 2 cun below GB 31, between the tendons of vastus lateralis and biceps femoris.

zhongdu GB 32

Indications:Hemiplegia, paralysis, lower limb disease, etc.

Location:3 cun above GB 34, lateral to the knee joint, in a depression above the external epicondyle of the femur, between the femur and the tendon of biceps femoris.

xiyangguan point

Indications:Knee arthritis, lower limb paralysis, athlete’s foot, etc.

Location:3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the medial malleolus.

diji point

Indications:Calf numbness, gastrointestinal disease, etc.

Location:In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.

yanglingquan GB 34

Indications:Hemiplegia, arthritis, etc.

Location:6 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia (3 cun above SP 6).

lougu point

Indications:Calf pain, neurasthenia, myelopathy, etc.

Location:3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia.

sanyinjiao point

Indications:Prostatitis, indigestion, reproductive system diseases, etc.

Location:7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the posterior border of the fibula, level with GB 36 & BL 58.

yangjiao point

Indications:Calf pain, cervical pain, etc.

Location:4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula between extensor digitorum longus and peroneous brevis.

yangfu point

Indications:low back pain and leg pain;

Location:3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus in a depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneous longus and brevis.

xuanzhong point

Indications:Discomfort of hands and feet, bone disease, etc.

Location:2 cun above KI 3 on the anterior border of the achilles tendon.

fuliu acupoint

Indications:Numbness, swelling, collapse, night sweats, diarrhea, low back pain, Numbness of limbs, etc.

Location:In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.

taixi acupoint

Indications:paralysis of Lower limb disease

Location:In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

KI 6 zhaohai point

Indications:Lower limb disease, kidney disease, etc.

Location:In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

SP 4 acupoint gongsun

Indications:acute and chronic gastritis, digestive ulcers, acute and chronic enteritis, neuropathic vomiting, dyspepsia, schizophrenia, etc.

Acupoints on the Back of Leg

acupressure points in leg

BL 36(Chengfu), BL 37(Yinmen),BL 49(Weizhong), BL 38(Fuxi), BL 39(Weiyang), BL 55(Heyang),BL 56(Chengjin), KI 9(Zhubin), BL 57(Chengshan),BL 58(Feiyang), BL 59(Fuyang), BL 60(Kunlun),BL 62(Shenmai), BL 63(Jinmen), BL 64(Jinggu),BL 61(Puscan);

  • BL 36(Chengfu)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the thigh, in the middle of the transverse gluteal fold.

Indications:Pain in the lumbar, sacral, gluteal and femoral regions

Hemorrhoids;

  • BL 37(Yinmen)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the thigh, 6 cun below UB 36, on the line connecting UB 36 and UB 40.

Indications:Lumbar pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities;

  • BL 38(Fuxi)

Location: At the lateral end of the popliteal transverse crease, 1 cun above UB 39, on the medial side of the tendon m. biceps femoris.

Indications:Pain, numbness and spasm in the popliteal fossa;

  • BL 39(Weiyang)

Location: At the lateral end of the popliteal transverse crease, on the medial side of the tendon m. biceps femoris.

Indications:Stiffness and pain of waist, lower abdominal distention, dysuria,Spasm and pain of the leg and foot, faint and syncope;

  • BL 40(Weizhong)

Location: Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons m. biceps femoris and m. semitendinosus.

Indications:Lumbar pain, spasm and weakness of the lower extremities

Erysipelas, rash, general pruritus, furuncle, carbuncle on the back

Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea,Enuresis, dysuria;

  • BL 55(Heyang)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, 2 cun below UB 40, on the line connecting UB 40 and UB 57.

Indications:Lumbar stiffness and pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities,Hernia,Metrorrhagia, metrostaxis;

  • KI 9(Zhubin)

Location:5 cun above Taixi acupoint( KI 3) on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at the lower end of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle.

  • BL 56(Chengjin)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun below UB 40, on the line connecting UB 40 and UB 57, in the center of the belly of m. gastrocnemius.

Indications:Hemorrhoids,Spasm and pain of the lumbar and leg;

  • BL 57(Chengshan)

Location: On the posterior midline of the lower leg between UB 40 and UB 60, when extending the toes straight or lifting the heel, the point is below of m. gastrocnemius in the apex of the depression.

Indications:Hemorrhoids, constipation,Spasm and pain of the lumbar and leg,Beriberi;

  • BL 58(Feiyang)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 7 cun directly above UB 60, 1 cun inferior and lateral to UB 57.

Indications:Headache, dizziness, epistaxis,Pain and weakness of the lumbar and leg (sciatica),Hemorrhoids;

  • BL 59(Feiyang)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 3 cun directly above UB 60.

Indications:Headache, heavy sensation of the head,Lumbosacral pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the external malleolus;

  • BL 60(Kunlun)

Location: On the foot, behind the external malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.

Indications:Acute lumbar pain, swelling and pain of the heel,Difficult labor,Headache, neck stiffness, dizziness, epistaxis,Infantile convulsion;

  • BL 61(Pucan)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the external malleolus, directly below UB 60, lateral to the calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications:,Pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities

Epilepsy;

  • BL 62(Shenmai)

Location: In the depression directly below the external malleolus.

Indications:Epilepsy, manic psychosis,Insomnia, extroversion of foot,Headache, neck rigidity, pain of the lumbar and leg,Blepharoptosis;

  • BL 63(Jinmen)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, lateral to the lower border of the cuboid bone.

Indications:Manic psychosis, epilepsy, infantile convulsion,Headache, lumbar pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the external malleolus;

  • BL 64(Jingu)

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

Indications:Headache, neck rigidity, nebula,Pain of the lumbar and leg

Functions: Relaxes the sinews, dispels Wind, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

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