Theory

ST 31 - Acupuncture Point - Biguan


ST 31 Names

  • English Name: Thigh Joint
  • Pinyin Name: Biguan
  • Chinese Character: 髀關

Location

  • On 2 lines connecting the ASIS and the superiolateral corner of the patella and level with the lower border of symphysis pubis in a depression with thigh flexed lateral to the sartorius muscle.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 31 Point Associations

None listed.


ST 31 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



ST 31 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

CV 2

  • CV 2  Curved Bone
    • Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type Genito-urinary issues - retention of urine, dribbling urine, frequent urination.
    • Main point for feminine discharges, "red and white" discharges (leukorrhea) along with other sexual/menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles.
    • Male sexual issues such as impotence a/or seminal emission as well as any problems with the genitals (dryness, itching, dampness, pain).  

SP 12

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  • SP 12  Surging Gate
    • Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination.
    • Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.

LV 10

  • LV 10  Foot Five Li
    • Local point.

LV 11

  • LV 11  Yin Corner
    • Local point.
    • The LV 9 - LV 11 area may be reactive in women with fertility problems - moxa at LV 11 may be helpful.

GB 30

  • GB 30  Jumping Round
    • Sciatica, pain, numbness, atrophy of lower back, hip, buttocks a/or lower limbs.
    • Bi (painful obstruction) or Wei (flaccidity, weakness) of the leg.
    • Urticaria, red, itchy skin issues from wind



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