The tibia is the second largest bone that exists in our body after the humerus, which is supported by the tibia and fibula. Many anthropologists and archaeologists try to understand why the tibia of Westerners is generally longer than that of Orientals.
If we compare the height between a small oriental man and a big Western man, we will discover that the torso and humerus of the two men are more or less of the same height. On the other hand, the tibia is visibly larger in the Western skeleton than the Oriental one.
There are many theories about this revelation. There are archaeologists who say that it was because of the development of the left lobe, analytical brain, that Westerners had enlarged their tibia. When you are taller, walking stimulates our brain more than someone with smaller legs. There are anthropologists who say that it is because of the different regions in which these two races lived that eventually changed the size of the tibia.
In any case, when someone has big legs, there will be a fragilisation of their lower back, in the lumbar region, and then the knee. It is true that if we compare the different types of problems that Westerners have, it is often the lower back and the knee, whereas Orientals have more problems in the region of the shoulder or the neck.
What makes the man unique is that the knee joint has dramatically changed his way of being. Due to the fact that we can articulate the knee, bend it, or do flexion and extension, we can climb stairs, walk, run, the mobility of this joint allows us to do a lot of things.
Yet as we age, it becomes very fragile, and at the same time, the reed becomes vulnerable. Hip and knee are closely related to each other. The sacroiliac joint becomes vulnerable too, giving all sorts of problems in everyday life.
Around the knee there are many important acupuncture points, such as gall bladder point 34, Yoriyosen (fountain of yang hill), spleen-pancreas 9, Yinriyosen (fountain of yin hill), liver 8, Kiyokusen (curve of the fountain). It should be noted that they all have the name Fountain which is synonymous with the source of life.
The fold of the knee corresponds with the points of Go, that means that from this place, the energy that circulates in the interior of meridians enters the depth, or comes out of the depth to come to the surface. The energy comes to the surface going towards the end of the toes, whereas the energy enters the depth going towards the belly.
We can influence the energy when it is on the surface, so by working around the ankle, we can also influence the movement of energy. In the ankle, it is necessary to look around the internal malleolus where there are three important points, the point of kidney 3, Taikei (supreme valley), the point of kidney 6, Shiyokai (the illuminated sea), the spleen-pancreas 5, Shiyokiyu (merchant’s hill), and around the external malleolus there are bladder points 60, Konron (Konron mountain), bladder 62, Shinmiyaku (the meridian energy hour of the bladder) and then the point of gall bladder 40, Kiyukiyo (Hill of Faith).
All of these points are closely related to the points that promote the articulation of hip movement and the sacroiliac joint. For the hip joints, there are the points of the vesicle of the bow 29, 30 respectively VB 29 (Kiyoriyo / seated bone), VB 30 (Kantchiyo / around bone trochanter), and for the sacroiliac joint there are bladder points 27 (Shiyotchiyo-yu / assent of the small intestine), bladder 28 (Boko-yu / bladder assent) and then bladder 53 (Hoko / wrap of uterus).
Overall, the sacroiliac joints, hip, knee and ankle are very closely related to each other. But the important part of the regular mobilization is the knee and hip with all these points mentioned here.