Theory

GB 41 - Acupuncture Point - Zu Lin Qi


GB 41 Names

  • English Name: Foot Overlooking Tears
  • Pinyin Name: Zu Lin Qi
  • Chinese Character: 足臨泣

Location

  • Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint in a depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digiti minimi
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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GB 41 Clinical Uses

  • Moves LV Qi - menstrual/breast disorders, distal point for headaches (lateral or migraines - classical mentioned for occipital or vertex).
  • As the name indicates - "foot overlooking tears," useful for eye problems, redness, swelling and lacrimation issues, tearing, excessive lacrimation.
  • Local point for lateral foot issues - pain, cramping



GB 41 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



GB 41 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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