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ST31 (Stomach 31) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Biguan
English Name: Thigh Gate

Location: On the anterior side of the thigh and on the line connecting the anterosuperior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the patella, on the level of the perineum when the thigh is fixed, in the depression lateral to the sartorius muscle.

Functions:

Removes obstruction from the channel.

Indications:

Pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.

References:

The English Name and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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