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TRANSLATION:Beam Mound
TYPE:Xi-cleft
LOCATION:On the thigh, on a line drawn between the lateral border of the patella and the anterior superior iliac spine, in a depression 2 cun proximal to the superior border of the patella when knee is flexed
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45°
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Activates the channel and alleviates pain, harmonizes the Stomach, moderates acute conditions
INDICATIONS:Swelling and pain of the knee, difficulty in flexing and extending the knee, pain of the knee and leg, Crane's knee (Wind), difficulty in walking, breast abscess, pain and swelling of the breast, acute stomach pain, gastritis, diarrhea, mastitis, stomach pain, fever
WESTERN USES:
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:ST 34 + GB 42 for breast swelling, PC 6 + ST 34 + CV 12 for gastritis
NOTES & COMMENTS:Only channel with Xi-cleft above knee and elbow.