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ST-38 (Tiao Kou) Ribbon Opening

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming

Actions:

  • Expels wind-damp and alleviates pain
  • Benefits the shoulder

Indications:

  • Numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the foot, pain and motor impairment of the shoulder, abdominal pain.

Location

CAM:
  • 8 cun below Dubi (ST-35), and one finger breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia.
AMOA:
  • On the lower leg, midway between the tibiofemoral joint line (level with the popliteal crease) and the prominence of the lateral malleolus, one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Needling Method:

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

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