Theory

ST 39 - Acupuncture Point - Xiajuxu


ST 39 Names

  • English Name: Lower Great Hollow
  • Pinyin Name: Xiajuxu
  • Chinese Character: 下巨虛

Location

  • 9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 39 Clinical Uses

  • Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentary.
  • SI channel problems - breast issues, mastitis, pain/swelling/numbness along channel.
  • Local point for lower leg issues - pain, numbness, motor control, atrophy.


ST 39 Point Associations


ST 39 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 39 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

GB 35

  • GB 35  Yang Intersection
    • Local Point.

GB 36

  • GB 36  Outer Hill
    • Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w/rage, fever, convulsions - moxa 3 cones after bite.
    • Acute cholecystitis.
    • Acute painful skin conditions

UB 58

  • UB 58  Taking Flight
    • Releases the exterior for wind/wind-cold conditions, especially useful when accompanied with neck stiffness a/or occipital headache.
    • As Luo Connecting Point, which connects to the KD, useful for chronic low back pain, especially with weak lower limbs and KD deficiency.
    • "Excess above with deficiency below," weak low back w/tight stiff neck a/or low back pain with weak lower limb.

LV 5

  • LV 5  Woodworm Canal
    • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.

LV 6

  • LV 6  Central Metropolis
    • Acute hepatitis.
    • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  



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