Xiyangguan GB-33

Chinese: 膝阳关

Pinyin: Xī Yáng Guān


When the knee is flexed, Xiyangguan GB-33 is above Yanglingguan GB-34, in the depression between the shaft of the lateral epicondyle and the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle

How to locate

Xiyangguan GB-33 is best located with the patient’s knee flexed. On the level of the lateral upper border of the patella, palpate in a lateral direction towards the thigh and palpate for the distal end of the lateral epicondyle of the femur.

Then locate GB-33 in a clearly palpable depression between the epicondyle and the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. The latter runs along the lateral aspect of the leg, along the line of an imaginary trouser seam, and attaches inferior to the knee joint at the head of the fibula

Main actions

  1. Removes Obstructions from the Channel
  2. Expels Dampness and Wind


Vertically 1–2 cun

Commentary for Xiyangguan GB-33

Xiyangguan GB-33 is mainly used to open Channel by removing the painful Obstruction on the knees, particularly on the lateral side of the knee. It can treat redness, swelling, pain, stiffness and numbness on the knee, especially the ligaments and tendons of the area.