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TRANSLATION:Thigh Gate
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LOCATION:On the upper thigh, in a depression just lateral to the sartorius muscle when thigh is flexed, at the junction of a vertical line drawn downward from the anterior superior iliac spine, and a horizontal line drawn level with the lower border of the pubic symphysis
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45°
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-2.0 cun
TCM ACTION:Activates the channel and alleviates pain, expels Wind-Damp
INDICATIONS:Atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the lower limb, hemiplegia, numbness of the legs, cold damp leg Qi, pain of the hip joint, pain of the thigh, sciatica, contraction of the thigh muscles, cold painful obstruction of the knees, lymphadenitis of inguinal region, heaviness or paralysis of lower extremities, lower back pain , sciatica, poor blood circulation in legs.
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CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:ST 31 + ST 33 for knee pain , ST 31 + UB 40 (Weizhong) + UB 36 (Chengfu) for arthritis of hip joint
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