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ST34 Liangqiu

Beam Hill (Ridge Mound)


ST34 Location

With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on a line connecting with the ASIS.


ST34 Needling

Perpendicular or oblique 1 - 1.5 cun


ST34 Associations

Xi Cleft Point


ST34 TCM Patterns

  1. Stomach Food Stagnation
  2. Stomach Blood Stagnation
  3. Stomach Rebellious Qi
  4. Stomach Cold Invasion
  5. Spleen Qi Deficiency


ST34 TCM Actions

Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Harmonizes the stomach and alleviates pain

Moderates acute conditions


ST34 Indications


Conditions / Symptoms:

Back pain & Breast Distention

Leg pain

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)

Circulation issues of knee and lower leg

Knee Pain (Lateral


Parkinson's Disease (PD)


Abdominal Pain



ST34 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Intermediate femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh from L2 - L4
Dermatome Segment: L3


ST34 Notes


ST34 Nearby Points

SP10 - With knee flexed, 2 cun superior to the superior medial border of the patella on a bulge in the middle of the vastus lateralis (quadriceps femoris)

LV9 - 4 cun above the medial epicondyle of the femur in a depression between vastus lateralis and sartorius


ST35 Dubi

Calf's Nose


ST35 Location 

On the knee, in a hollow formed when the knee is flexed, immediately below the patella and lateral to the patellar ligament


ST35 Needling

With the knee flexed and supported by a rolled pillow: perpendicular insertion directed towards Weizhong Bl-40, 1 - 2 cun, or oblique insertion in a medial and superior direction, behind the patella 1 - 2 cun, or behind the patella ligaement to join with medial Xiyan (MN-LE-16)


ST35 Associations

No hats.

Luo harmonizing point?


ST35 TCM Patterns



ST35 TCM Actions

Dispels wind-damp and reduces swelling

Activates the channel and alleviates pain


ST35 Indications

Conditions and Symptoms:

Knee pain - swelling, difficult movement, weakness

Atrophy of lower limb


Knee problems.  Often used with heding and the medial xiyan extra points.



ST35 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the calf from L4 - S1
Dermatome Segment: L5


ST35 Notes

At the end of a Stomach Luo treatment this point is needled, deqi grasped and removed immediately to normalize the circulation of blood


ST35 Nearby Points

GB33 - 3 cun above GB34, lateral to the knee joint, in a depression above the external epicondyle of the femur, between the femur and tendon of biceps femoris

LV8 - At the medial end of the transverse popliteal crease, posterior to the medial apicondyle of the femur, in a depression on the anterior border of the insertions of semitendinosus and semimembranosus, about 1 cun anterior to KD10.

EX-LE-2 Heding - in a depression at the midpoint and superior to the patella

EX-LE-5 Xiyan - Lateral (ST35) and medial knee depressions 


ST36 Zusanli

Leg Three Miles


ST36 Location

3 cun inferior to ST35, 1 fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia


ST36 Needling

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun


ST36 Associations

He Sea and Earth point

(Horary Point of ST channel)

Lower He Sea point of ST

Command Point of Abdomen

Heavenly Star Point

Point of Sea of Water and Grain



ST36 TCM Actions

Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Fortifies the spleen and resolves dampness

Supports the correct qi and fosters original qi

Tonifies qi and nourishes blood and yin

Clears fire and calms the spirit

Revives the Yang and restores consciousness



ST36 Indications

Conditions / Symptoms:


Muscle Weakness

Abdominal Pain/Distention


Diabetes Type I/Type II


Breast Distention

Urination/Bladder problems

Leg pain


Rebellious qi - vomiting, hiccup, belching


Wheezing (Dyspnea)

Appetite (Too Much/Too Little)




EPF's (fever/chills, fever w/o sweating)

Diarrhea (Chronic/Acute)


Mental Health/Middle Jiao Hot or Cold

Acute heart/chest pain

Taxations 5 and 7 injuries

Chronic pain anywhere





4 insufficiencies: insufficiency of original qi, insufficiency of yin qi, insufficiency of zang qi, insufficiency of Stomach qi, 



ST36 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the calf (L4 - S1)
Dermatome Segment: L5
Deeper Structures: Common fibular (peroneal) nerve (L4 - S3)


ST36 Trigger Point

Muscle: Tibialis anterior
Myotome Innervation: Deep fibular (peroneal) nerve (L4 - S3)
Pain Referral Pattern: Inferior to the point, across the front of the leg to the anterior of the ankle and the big toe
Indications: Strain of dorsiflexors of foot ; Ankle sprain


ST36 TCM Patterns/Notes

  1. SP Qi Deficiency
  2. SP Qi Sinking
  3. SP Unable to Control Blood
  4. SP Blood Deficiency
  5. Stomach Yin Deficiency
  6. Stomach Qi Deficiency (and Cold)
  7. LU Qi Deficiency


ST36 Nearby Points

GB34 - In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula

SP9 - In a depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia. Or...on the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia on level with tuberosity of the tibia.

LV7 - 1 cun posterior to SP9, posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, in th upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle