Stomach 31 (ST 31)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Biguan, Thigh Gate (Joint)
At the crossing point on the line drawn directly down from the anterior superior iliac spine and the line level with the lower border of the symphysis pubis, in the depression on the lateral side of muscle sartorius when the thigh is flexed.
Pain in the thin, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.
Removes obstruction from the channel.
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