Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Yinshi : Yin Market

St-33 : Foot Yangming Stomach 33

On the thigh, on a line drawn between the lateral border of the patella and the ASIS, in a depression 3 cun proximal to the superior border of the patella.

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Dispels wind-damp

TCM Indications:
  • Sensation like cold water in the lumbar region and legs, difficulty in stretching and bending the leg, atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the knee, leg qi, weakness of the leg and knee, pain of the thigh and knee.
  • Wasting and thirsting disorder, cold shan disorder, distension and pain of the abdomen, oedema with enlarged abdomen.

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

    In Mayan medicine:
    Used to treat pain in the lower limbs (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)