Fuxi BL38: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

With the knee slightly flexed, Fuxi lies 1 cun above Weiyang (BL39) on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris.
Fuxi-BL38

Nomenclature:

Fu: floating Xi: stream
Fuxi is on the upper border of the popliteus.
Point: BL38
Chinese Name: 浮郄
Name: Fuxi
English Name/Meaning: Floating Cleft
Pinyin: fú xī
Han Geul 한글: bu geuk 부극
Romaji: fu geki(?)
Vietnamese: Phù khích

Location:

With the knee slightly flexed, Fuxi lies 1 cun above Weiyang (BL39) on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris.

Functions of Fuxi:

  • Relaxes muscles and tendons.
  • Invigorates channel.

Indications:

Numbness of the gluteal and femoral regions, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.