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 bone. BL-64 is located directly distal to it (towards the toes), at the junction between the base and the shaft of the 5th metatarsal bone. BL 63 (Golden Door) is located proximal to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, in a depression between the calcaneus and cuboid bone (or between the tuberosity and the cuboid bone). SP 04 (Grandfather Grandson) is located in a comparable position on the medial aspect of the foot, in a depression distal to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone.
On the lateral aspect of the foot, distal to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone.
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