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Zhongdu GB32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Zhongdu GB32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhongdu GB32: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 10
21:56 2019
On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun inferior to Fengchi (GB31) or 5 cun superior to the popliteal crease, between vastus lateralis and biceps femoris.

Zhongdu-GB32

Nomenclature:

Zhong: middle         Du: small ditch
Zhongdu is in between the tendons at the lateral aspect of the thigh, as if in a ditch.
Point: GB32
Chinese Name: 中渎
Name: Zhongdu
English Name/Meaning: Middle Ditch
Pinyin: zhōng dú
Han Geul 한글: jung dok 중독
Romaji: chū toku?
Vietnamese: Trung độc

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun inferior to Fengchi (GB31) or 5 cun superior to the popliteal crease, between vastus lateralis and biceps femoris.

Functions of Zhongdu:

  • Dispels wind and cold.
  • Relax sinew and invigorates channels.
  • Treats atrophy syndromes (Wei syndrome).

Indications:

Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

Method:

  • Perpendicular or slightly posteriorly oblique insertion 1to 2 cun.
  • Oblique insertion, directed proximally or distally, 1.5 to 2.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Weaker than Fengshi(GB31), mostly used for local disorders.
  • Alternate point to GB31.

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