UB-38 (Fu Xi)

UB36-UB40

Chinese Name:

Fuxi 浮郄

English translation:

Superficial Cleft

Location:

At the lateral end of the popliteal transverse crease, 1 cun above UB 39, on the medial side of the tendon m. biceps femoris.

Indications:

Numbness of the gluteal and femoral regions, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa.

Functions:

Relaxes the sinews, clears heat, relieves pain.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.