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Stomach 31 (ST 31)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Biguan, Thigh Gate (Joint)

Location
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.

Indications
Pain in the thin, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Removes obstruction from the channel.

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.