ST-35 Calf’s Nose DUBI - Acupuncture Points

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments | 3,709 views

Location
ST-35 Calf’s Nose DUBI - Acupuncture Points ) With the knee flexed, in the depression inferior to the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament.
How to find
This point is best located and needled with the knee slightly flexed (use knee support). ST-35 is located in a depression on the lower lateral border of the patella, in a groove lateral to the patellar ligament. It projects onto the level of the knee joint space and more or less corresponds with the arthroscopic access to the joint. ST-35 is also known as ‘lateral eye of the knee’ and is part of the extra point ➞ Ex-LE-5 (xiyan).
Needling
0.5–1 cun slightly obliquely in a medial direction, towards the medial eye of the knee ➞ Ex-LE-4 (neixiyan). Caution: Knee joint (the location of this point corresponds approximately with the arthroscopic access to this joint!).
Actions/Indications
● Expels Wind and Dampness, reduces swellings, opens the channel, alleviates pain
Special features
Important local point for all disorders of the knee

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