Stomach 41, Jie Xi
解谿 (解溪), jiě xī, "Ravine Divide"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Xie Daixié dài鞋帶Shoelace
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
On the dorsum of the foot, at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle joint, in the depression between the tendons of m. extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus, approximately at the level of the tip of the external malleolus.
  • Deadman
On the ankle, level with the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor hallicis longus and extensor digitorum longus.
How To Find It
Ask the patient to extend the big toe against resistance in order to define the tendon of extensor hallicus longus and locate Jiexi ST-41 lateral to this tendon and level with the prominence of the lateral malleolus. If in doubt, ask the patient to
The superficial and deep peroneal nerves.
The anterior tibial artery and vein.
The anterior tibial vessels and nerve lie deep to this point.
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.7 inch.
  • Deadman
1. Perpendicular insertion 0.5 cun. 2. Oblique insertion beneath the tendons to join with Shangqui SP-5 medially or Qiuxu GB-40 laterally.

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