G.B.-32 Middle Ditch ZHONGDU - Acupuncture Points

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,045 views

Location
G.B.-32 Middle Ditch ZHONGDU - Acupuncture Points ) On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 5 cun proximal to the popliteal crease, between the vastus lateralis and biceps femoris muscles.
How to find
First, ask the patient to place their hands on the imaginary seam of their trousers (this is best done with the patient standing) and locate ➞ G.B.-31 where the middle finger touches the thigh.
G.B.-32 can now be located 2 cun distal to ➞ G.B.-31. Or: The distance between the highest prominence of the greater trochanter (➞ 3.6) to the popliteal crease is 19 cun (➞ 2.2).
Divide this distance into quarters (use an elastic tape or the spreading hands technique) and locate G.B.-32 slightly proximal to a quarter of the distance from the popliteal crease. Sensitivity to pressure should help determine the location of this point.
Needling
Vertically 1–2 cun
Actions/Indications
● Eliminates Wind, Dampness and Cold, opens the channel

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