Bi: thigh Guan: joint
Biguan is at the femoral joint.
Chinese Name: 髀关
English Name/Meaning: Thigh Gate
Pinyin: bì guān
Han Geul 한글: bi gwan 비관
Romaji: hi kan(?)
Vietnamese: Bễ quan
On the anterior side of thigh and on the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine (asis) and the superior lateral corner of the patella, on the level of the depression lateral to sartorius muscle.
Functions of Biguan:
- Warms channels and dissipates cold.
- Courses wind and quickens connecting vessels.
Pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.
Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.
Good for hips, joint problems, local pain, lumbar and iliac pain.