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Stomach 33 (ST 33)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yinshi, Yin Market

Location
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.

Indications
Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of the leg and knee, motor impairment of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Courses wind and dissipates cold, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.