“Eyes of the Knee” are two local points used to reduce knee pain.
These points are located just below the patella (knee cap) on either side of the big patellar tendon.
ST 35 is on the lateral (outside) edge, and the extra point “Xi Yan” is on the medial (inside) edge. These points together are called “Eyes of the Knee.”
How to locate these points:
With the knee bent feel for the patella (knee cap). Next, slide your first and second fingers down toward the feet. You will fall off of the patella and into two pronounced dips – this is ST 35 and Xi Yan. These points are on both legs.
How to use these points:
Apply gentle pressure (never cause any pain) and just a tiny bit of movement to help reduce knee pain. These two points alone will not necessarily resolve all of the knee pain, as they are meant to be used in conjunction with the rest of your approach. Regardless of the methods you use for reducing knee pain, adding these points in will support your other work.