Names Of Fu Xi

UB 38 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is UB 38 ?

UB 38 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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What Is UB 38 Used For?

UB 38 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 38 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use UB 38 ?

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 UB 38 ?

UB 39 Bend Yang


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  • 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 Bend Middle


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  • 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 Beam Hill


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  • 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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