Xiajuxu ST39 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Xiajuxu ST39 lies 9 cun below Dubi(ST35), one finger width lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia, on the large void is formed between tibia and fibula
Xiajuxu-ST39

Nomenclature:

Xia:Lower Ju: Great Xu:Void
The large void is formed between the tibia and fibula. The point lies in the lower part of the void.

Point: ST-39
Chinese Name: 下巨虛
Name: Xiajuxu
English Name/Meaning: Lower Great Void
Pinyin: xià jù xū
Han Geul 한글: ha geo heo 하거허
Romaji: ge ko kyu?
Vietnamese: Hạ cự hư

Location:

9 cun below Dubi(ST35), one finger width lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Functions:

  • Clears heat and removes dampness.
  • Clears bowels and removes stagnation.

Indications of Xiajuxu:

  • Lower abdominal pain, bororygmus, diarrhea;
  • Atrophy and paralysis of the legs, beriberi.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Lower He-Sea point of the Small Intestine.

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.