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Fuxi BL-38 Acupuncture Point

Fuxi BL-38

Chinese: 浮郄

Pinyin: Fú Qiè

Location

On the laterodorsal aspect of the knee, 1 cun superior and 1 cun lateral to Weizhong BL-40 which is in the center of the popliteal crease. 

It is also 1 cun above  Weiyang BL-39, on the medial side of the tendon biceps femoris muscle. 

How to locate

First flex the knee slightly in order to reveal the popliteal crease. 

Then force the knee against resistance so that the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle becomes more pronounced and visible. 

Fuxi BL-38 is located 1 cun superior to the knee joint on the medial border of the tendon. 

Main actions

  1. Relaxes the sinews and eases pain
  2. Clears Heat

Needling

Vertically 1–2 cun

Commentary for Fuxi BL-38

Fuxi BL-38 is not a major point of the Bladder Channel

Its main action is to relax the sinews and ease pain around the legs and knees area.  

It also clears Heat and eases contraction.