( G.B.-33 Knee Yang Gate XIYANGGUAN - Acupuncture Points ) On the lateral aspect of the knee. With the knee flexed, in the depression between the shaft and the lateral epicondyle and the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle, approximately 3 cun proximal to ➞ G.B.-34.
How to find
This point is best located with the patient’s knee flexed. On the level of the lateral upper border of the patella, palpate in a lateral direction towards the thigh and palpate for the distal end of the lateral epicondyle of the femur. Then locate G.B.-33 in a clearly palpable depression between the epicondyle and the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. The latter runs along the lateral aspect of the leg (along the line of an imaginary trouser seam) and attaches inferior to the knee joint at the head of the fibula.
➞ G.B.-34 is located 3 cun more distal, ➞ ST-34 is located 2 cun proximal to the lateral upper border of the patella.
Vertically 1–2 cun
● Opens the channel
● Relaxes the tendons
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