( ST-39 Lower Great Void XIAJUXU - Acupuncture Points ) 1 cun distal to ➞ ST-38 (midpoint of the line joining ➞ ST-35 and ➞ ST-41) and 1 fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
How to find
Quick method: Spreading-hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): Place the little fingers on ➞ ST-35 (‘lateral eye of the knee’, level with the knee joint space) and ➞ST-41 (in the depression between the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus and the hallucis longus, level with the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus) and determine the midpoint of this line (level with ➞ ST-38), using the thumbs. ST-39 is located in a depression 1 cun distal and 1 fingerbreadth (middle fingerbreadth, measured from the anterior crest of the tibia) lateral to this point. ST-39 may be palpated ‘dynamically’ (according to pressure sensitivity).
Located on the same level (7 cun proximal to the lateral malleolus) are ➞ G.B.-35 (on the posterior border of the fibula), ➞G.B.-36 (on the anterior border of the fibula) and ➞BL-58 (on the lateral border of the gastrocnemius muscle).
Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun
● Moves the Small Intestine Qi, eliminates stagnation, clears Damp-Heat
● Opens the channel, alleviates pain
Lower he-sea point of the Small Intestine, Sea of Blood point.
Category: Acupuncture Points
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