Extra points of Leg

Heding EX-LE2 : Location, Functions, Indication, Method



English Name/Meaning: Cranes Summit
Chinese Name: 鹤顶
Chinese Pinyin: Heding


Above the knee, in the depression of the midpoint of the superior patellar border.

Functions and indications  of Heding:

Heding moves qi and blood and strengthens knee joint so is beneficial for aching of the knee joint, weakness of the leg and foot, arthrosis of knee, beriberi.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 0.8-1.0 cun.


Good point for knee pain.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.