Theory

UB 38 - Acupuncture Point - Fu Xi


UB 38 Names

  • English Name: Superficial Cleft
  • Pinyin Name: Fu Xi
  • Chinese Character: 浮郄

Location

  • 1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (found with knee slightly bent).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 38 Clinical Uses

  • Similar functions to the bladder points on the sacrum and leg in that it relieves pain and moves the triple warmer.  Pain related issues such as pain and/or numbness in the buttocks, pain along the meridian in the thigh or outer thigh.
  • Draws heat from the lower warmer - small intestine heat, hard stools from heat in the large intestine.


UB 38 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 38 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".



UB 38 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

UB 39

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  • UB 39  Bend Yang
    • Harmonize the triple warmer, damp heat conditions effecting the lower warmer: disperse for difficult urination, tonify for urinary incontinence.
    • Frees the channel - lumbar pain, lower intestinal distention, hemorrhoids.
    • Swellings in the axillary region.
    • Local point for knee issues.

UB 40

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  • UB 40  Bend Middle
    • As the Lumbar Command Point, useful for all lumbar related issues: acute low back pain, sprain, muscle spasms, etc.
    • Main point for heat conditions such as summer heat, heatstroke and heat exhaustion.  Nightsweats in some cases from deficiency.
    • Main point for all skin related issues: itching, oozing, inflammation, eczema, etc.
    • Good local point for hip, leg a/or knee pain.

ST 34

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  • ST 34  Beam Hill
    • Lateral knee issues, swelling, pain, difficult movement.
    • Pain, motor control, circulation issues of the knee and/or lower leg.
    • Excess & Acute issues of the Stomach and chest - acute Stomach pain, GERD, vomiting, acute breast pain.



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