ST-34 (Liang Qu)

ST31-ST34

Chinese name:

Liangqiu 梁丘

English translation:

Beam Mound

Location:

When the knee is flexed, on the anterior aspect of the thigh, on the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the lower lateral border of the patella, 2 cun above the patella.

Classification:

Xi-Cleft point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

Mastitis/breast abcess, pain in low back and lower limb, paralysis of lower limbs (Wei syndrome), diarrhea, cold legs, foot swelling.

Functions:

Harmonizes the Stomach and subdues rebellious Qi, activates the meridian, stops pain, relieves acute conditions.

Notes:

A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at Xi-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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