( G.B.-34 Yang Mound Spring YANGLINGQUAN - Acupuncture Points ) In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula, between the peroneus longus and extensor digitorum longus muscles.
How to find
This point is best located with the patient’s knee flexed (use knee support). Palpate for the head of the fibula on the lateral aspect of the leg and hold it with the index and middle fingers in a tweezer-like way. Gliding distally with both fingers, the more medial finger will drop into a depression directly anterior and
inferior to the head of the fibula, the location of G.B.-34.
Located on the same level but on the medial aspect of the lower leg is ➞SP-9 (at the junction of the shaft and the medial condyle of the tibia).
1–1.5 cun vertical insertion between the tibia and fibula towards the interosseous membrane. Caution: Deep peroneal nerve with deep needling, in some cases also common peroneal nerve. The needle may reach the interosseous membrane as well as the epineural tissue of the peroneal nerve.
● Benefits the tendons and joints
● Opens the channel, alleviates pain, benefits the lateral costal region
● Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder
● Spreads Liver Qi
He-sea point, Earth point, hui-meeting point of the tendons (coordination/movement), lower he-sea point of the Gall Bladder, Ma Dan Yang Heavenly Star point. Major point for disorders of the tendons and musculature.
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