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Biguan ST31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Biguan ST31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Biguan ST31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 26
21:09 2018
Biguan-ST31

Biguan-ST31

Nomenclature:

Bi: thigh Guan: joint
Biguan is at the femoral joint.
Point: ST-31
Chinese Name: 髀关
Name: Biguan
English Name/Meaning: Thigh Gate
Pinyin: bì guān
Han Geul 한글: bi gwan 비관
Romaji: hi kan(?)
Vietnamese: Bễ quan

Location:

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.

Indications:

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

Method:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.

Remarks:

Good for hips, joint problems, local pain, lumbar and iliac pain.

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