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Futu ST32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Futu ST32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Futu ST32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 26
21:14 2018
Futu-ST32

Futu-ST32

Nomenclature:

Fu: lying prostraate tu: rabbit
The prominence of the local muscle of the futu looks like a prostrate rabbit.
Point: ST-32
Chinese Name: 伏兔
Name: Futu
English Name/Meaning: Crouching Rabbit
Pinyin: fú tù
Han Geul 한글: bok to 복토
Romaji: fuku to
Vietnamese: Phục thỏ

Location:

On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and lower lateral border of the patella, 6 cun above the upper lateral border of the patella.

Functions of Futu/ST32:

  • Warms channels and dissipates cold.
  • Courses wind and quickens connecting vessels.

Indications:

Pain in the lumbar and iliac region, coldness of the knee, paralysis or motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi.

Method:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.

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