ST 35 Acupuncture Point(Dubi)  belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-yangming, which can relieve knee joint pain, lower extremity paralysis, athlete’s foot, edema, etc,puncture 1 to 1.5 cun Obliquely backward.

ST 35 Acupuncture Point Location

With knee flexed, below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament.

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What is the meaning of Dubi

Dubi:”Du”calf,here refers to spleen soil. “Bi”,Nose. The name of “Dubi” means that the flowing meridian water takes away the spleen soil particles of the ground of this acupoint. The substance of this acupoint is the meridian water from ST 34(Liangqiu) point, which flows from high to low,like a waterfall falling, and the spleen soil particles of the ground of this point are carried by water, Like a calf move forward smoothly by rope pulling, hence the name.

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ST 35 Acupuncture Point Usage

Leg pain, knee arthritis,paralysis of lower extremity , athlete’s foot, edema, weakness of knee and foot, abdominal distension, and constipation.

Clinical:Various knee joint pains such as rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, trauma, etc.

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ST 35 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press and rub ST 35(Dubi) acupoint with the pad of middle finger for 1 to 3 minutes each time, which can relieve knee pain, soreness, and stay away from paralysis of lower limb and knee arthritis if long-term massage.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on ST 35 with moxa stick for 5 to 10 minutes, once a day,whuch can treat inability flexion and extension, and athlete’s foot.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape ST 35 point once every other day, it can treat knee pain and paralysis of lower limb.

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ST 35 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Zusanli to treat knee diseases;

Combined with Liangqiu to relieve and treat knee arthritis.

Combined with Huantiao,Taichong and Taibai point to treat athlete’s foot.

Combined with Biguan and Futu point to treat leg and knee pain.

Combined with Huiyin to treat fecal incontinence.

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