( G.B.-30 Jumping Circle HUANTIAO - Acupuncture Points ) With the patient lying on their side, the point is at the junction between the medial two-thirds and the lateral third of a line connecting the greater trochanter and the sacral hiatus.
How to find
Patient’s position: Supine or, better, lying on their side, preferably with the hip and knee joints of the side to be needled flexed and the lower leg straight. Use pillows, etc, for a comfortable position. Reference points: the sacral hiatus (➞ 3.4.4) and the
lateral prominence of the greater trochanter (➞ 3.6). G.B.-30 is located on a line connecting these two points, one third of the distance from the greater trochanter.
1.5–3 cun vertically towards the genital region. The needle may reach the fascia of the obturator internus muscle as well as intermuscular connective tissue. Long 3 cun needles (50mm) should be used. Caution: Needling is often painful. Needling can result in an electric de qi sensation radiating to the toes. This sensation is particularly common with sciatic disorders and if G.B.-30 is needled 1 cun inferior to its normal location.
● Opens the channel and the luo-connecting vessels, alleviates pain, benefits the hip and legs, eliminates Wind-Damp.
Meeting point with the BL channel, Ma Dan Yang Heavenly Star point. Important point for disorders of the hips.
Category: Acupuncture Points
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