ST 31 Acupuncture Point(Biguan) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for paralysis of lower extremity, chills and pain of the waist and knee, waist and lower extremity diseases. Puncture 1 to 2 cun straight.
ST 31 Acupuncture Point Location
On 2 lines connecting the ASIS and the superiolateral corner of the patella and level with the lower border of symphysis pubis in a depression with thigh flexed lateral to the sartorius muscle.
What is the name of Biguan
Biguan:”Bi”,thighs, thigh bones where the point is located. “Guan”,gate. The name of “Biguan” means that the splenic soil particles of the Qi of Stomach Meridian settled and accumulate here. The substance of this acupoint is the strong wind-qi from ST 30(QiChong). After reaching this point, with the wind-qi weakens, and the spleen soil particles of the Qi will settle and accumulate around here, just like being blocked，hence the name.
ST 31 Acupuncture Point Usage
Knee (hip, thigh) pain, paralysis,swelling and pain of leg, lower limb numbness, poor flexion and extension of lower limb, lateral femoral cutaneous neuritis, etc.
Clinical:Paralysis of lower limbs, inguinal lymphadenitis, lateral femoral cutaneous neuritis, knee arthritis.
ST 31 Acupuncture Point Therapy
If too long standing or sitting leads to numbness of the lower limbs, use the middle finger to rub ST 31 on both sides for 3 to 5 minutes, which can relieve the numbness of the lower limb.
ST 31 Acupoint Compatibility
Combined with Futu point to treat paralysis.
Combined with Weizhong, Chengfu to treat Femoral arthritis.
Combined with Huantiao, Fengshi, Zusanli, Chengfu to treat Paralysis of lower limbs.