Liangqiu ST34 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



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


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.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8cun.


Xi-cleft point of ST channel.

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.