Meeting Point of the Gallbladder and Bladder Channels
Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star Point
Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Benefits the hip joint and leg
Pain of the lumbar region and thigh, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.
A Manual of Acupuncture: On the postero-lateral aspect of the hip joint, one third of the distance between the prominence of the greater trochanter and the sacro-coccygeal hiatus (Yaoshu DU-2).
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the prominence of the great trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (Yaoshu, GV 2). When locating the point, put the patient in lateral recumbent position with the thigh flexed.
Puncture perpendicularly 1.5-2.5 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.
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