( ST-34 Ridge Mound LIANGQIU - Acupuncture Points ) On a line joining the lateral patellar border and the anterior superior iliac spine, 2 cun proximal to the upper lateral border of the patella, in a groove of the vastus lateralis muscle.
How to find
Locate the lateral upper border of the patella and from there measure 2 cun proximally. ST-34 is located in a palpable groove on the vastus lateralis muscle of the quadriceps femoris group.
This point projects on the line joining the lateral upper border of the patella and the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS ➞ 3.5).
Located on the same level are the points ➞ Ex-LE-1 (each 1.5 cun lateral and medial to ST-34). ➞ SP-10 is located in a comparable position on the medial aspect of the thigh (2 cun proximalto the medial upper border of the patella and in a groove on the vastus medialis muscle).
Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun
● Regulates the Stomach Qi, alleviates acute conditions
● Opens the channel and alleviates pain
Xi-cleft point. Important local point for disorders of the knee. Modern application for acute epigastric pain – strongly reducing needling techniques have an immediate and calming effect on gastrointestinal peristalsis.
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