Theory

ST 35 - Acupuncture Point - Dubi


ST 35 Names

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

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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ST 35 Clinical Uses

  • 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).


ST 35 Point Associations

None listed.


ST 35 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



ST 35 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

(EX) Heding

  • (EX) Heding  Top Crane
    • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

(EX) Xiyan

  • (EX) Xiyan  Eye of Knee
    • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.

GB 33

  • GB 33  Knee Yang Joint
    • Local Point.

LV 8

  • 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).



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