How to find
When palpating along the lateral aspect of the foot on the level of the border of the ‘red and white’ skin, a bony structure can be felt approximately at the midpoint of the foot. This is the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal point. Slightly proximal to it (towards the heel), you can palpate a depression between the calcaneus and the cuboid bone. There, locate BL-63. BL 64 (Capital Bone) is located distal (towards the toes) to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone.
On the lateral aspect of the foot, proximal to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, in a depression anterior and inferior to BL 62 (Extending Vessel) between the calcaneus and the cuboid bone. Note: Some authors locate BL-63 between the cuboid bone and the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone; the more tender point should be selected.
- Opens the channel, alleviates pain and eliminates stagnation (xi-cleft point)
- Subdues internal Wind and calms the Shen
Xi-cleft point, meeting point with the yang wei mai.