The acupuncture point "UB 38" , 浮郄, is represented by "Fu Xi" in pinyin and "Superficial Cleft" in english and may be found:
1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (found with knee slightly bent).
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB38, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Large Intestine Dryness
UB 38 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bursitis, Constipation, Leg Pain and/or Sciatica
While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 34 (Lateral knee issues, swelling, pain, difficult mo…), UB 39 (Harmonize the triple warmer, damp heat conditions…) and UB 40 (As the Lumbar Command Point, useful for all lumba…) are nearby.
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