ST 34

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 34 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 34" , 梁丘, is represented by "Liangqiu" in pinyin and "Beam Hill" in english and may be found:

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


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • 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.


St 34 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore st 34 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST34, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Food Stagnation and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi

ST 34 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Breast Distention, Knee Pain, Leg Pain, Parkinson's Disease (PD) and/or Vomiting

While not necessarily valid clinically, LV 9 (Local point.  ), SP 10 (Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, …) and UB 38 (Similar functions to the bladder points on the sa…) are nearby.

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