ST 35 - Acupuncture Point - Dubi

  • English Name:  Calf's Nose
  • Pinyin Name:  Dubi
  • Chinese Character:  犊鼻
  • With knee flexed, below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament.
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  • 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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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


(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).

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