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Fengshi GB31 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

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Fengshi GB31 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Fengshi GB31 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method
September 05
12:00 2018
Fengshi lies on the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse politeal crease.

Fengshi-GB31

Nomenclature:

Feng: Pathogenic wind Shi: Market
“Market” means gathering and dispersing. Fengshi is an important point for removing the pathogenic wind.

Point: GB31
Chinese Name: 风市
Name: Fengshi
English Name/Meaning: Wind Market
Pinyin: fēng shì
Han Geul 한글: pung si 풍시
Romaji: fū shi
Vietnamese: Phong thị

Location:

Fengshi is located on the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse politeal crease.


Simple measurement: When the patient stands erect with the hands close to the sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.


Functions of Fengshi:

  • Expels wind (wind damp: invades channel, internal wind: stroke; wind heat invading blood).
  • Strengthen winew and bones (legs , good for atrophy of legs).
  • Regulates Qi and blood in channels (in channel and legs).

Indication:

  • Good for atrophy or paralysis in the lower limbs, beriberi.
  • Also benefits itching of the entire body, used with Quchi point.
  • Good for herpes zoster.

Method:

Perpendicular or slightly oblique insertion posteriorly 1 to 2 cun.
Oblique insertion, directed proximally or distally, 1.5 to 2.5 cun.

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