Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Zhongdu : Middle Ditch

GB-32 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 32

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun inferior to Fengshi GB-31.

Perpendicular or slightly posteriorly oblique insertion 1 - 2 cun, or oblique insertion directed proximally or distally 1.5 - 2.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Expels wind, damp and cold
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the lower limb, sinew painful obstruction with numbness, numbness, hemiplegia, sciatica, pain of the backand hip, cold qi residing in the muscles and sinews.
  • Urticaria.

    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (L2 - L3)
    Dermatome Segment: L2

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Vastus lateralis
    Myotome Innervation: Femoral nerve (L2 - L3)
    Pain Referral Pattern: Lateral side of thigh and knee
    Indications: Strain of quadriceps ; Diseases of the knee

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