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Fuxi BL38: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Fuxi BL38: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Fuxi BL38: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
March 25
17:22 2019
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.

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