Names Of Dubi

ST 35 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Calf's Nose
  • Pinyin Name: Dubi
  • Chinese Character: 犊鼻
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 35 ?

ST 35 Location

  • With knee flexed, below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 35 Used For?

ST 35 Clinical Usages

  • Knee problems.  Often used with heding and the medial xiyan extra points.
  • Weakness and/or motor control issues of the lower leg, atrophy.
  • Beriberi (Thiamine, B1 deficiency).

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What Conditions May Use ST 35 ?

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".

What Points Are Near ST 35 ?

(EX) Heding Top Crane

  • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

(EX) Xiyan Eye of Knee

  • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

GB 33 Knee Yang Joint

  • Local Point.

LV 8 Spring at the Bend

  • Tonify LV Yin and Blood, clears excess heat patterns.
  • Genital issues related to damp-heat - pain/swelling, retention of urine, cystitis, prostatitis, ovarian cysts.
  • Tonify Yin from mental, physical, emotional strain.
  • Medial knee pain.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Knee problems, even if on the lateral side of the knee, also useful for abdominal pain, urination issues, groin issues (itch/pain).
  • Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with KD 10) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

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