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Liangqiu ST34 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Liangqiu ST34 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Liangqiu ST34 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
August 12
21:51 2018
Liangqiu-ST34

Liangqiu-ST34

Nomenclature:

Liang: Ridge         Qiu: hills
The prominent muscle above the knee where this point is located, looks like a ridge and hill.

Point: ST-34
Chinese Name: 梁丘
Name: Liangqiu
English Name/Meaning: Ridge Mound
Pinyin: liáng qīu
Han Geul 한글: yang gu 양구
Romaji: ryō kyū
Vietnamese: Lương khâu

Location:

On the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and lower lateral border of the patella, 2 cun above the upper lateral border of the patella.

Functions and Indications of  Liangqiu:

  • This is Xi-cleft point so is used for acute pain, swelling along the channel, acute gastric pain.
  • ST channel passes through the breast and nipple: ST 34 is indicated for acute disorders such as breast pain and breast abscess
  • Local problems – Ashi points, leg paralysis, muscle atrophy, swelling and pain of the knee joint, paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8cun.

Remarks:

Xi-cleft point of ST channel.

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