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Xiyan

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Inner Eye of the Knee

Location
A pair of points in the two depressions, medial and lateral to the patellar ligament, locating the point with the knee flexed. These points are also termed medial and lateral Xiyan (ST 35).

Indications
Knee pain, weakness of the lower extremities.

Empirical point for food retention

Traditional Action

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.



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