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BL-38 (Fu Xi) Superficial Cleft

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  • Relaxes the sinews and alleviates pain
  • Clears heat and soothes contraction


  • Numbness of the gluteal and femoral regions, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa.


  • 1 cun above Weiyang (BL-39) on the medial side of the tendon m. biceps femoris. The point is located with the knee slightly flexed.
  • On the back of the knee, 1 cun superior to Weiyang BL-39, on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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