Stomach 33 (ST 33)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yinshi, Yin Market
When the knee is flexed, the point is 3 cun above the latersuperior border of the patella, on the line joining the laterosuperior border of the patella and the anterior superior iliac spine.
Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of the leg and knee, motor impairment of the lower extremities.
Courses wind and dissipates cold, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.
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