Futu ST-32 Acupuncture Point

Futu ST-32

Chinese: 伏兔

Pinyin: Fú Tù

Location

6 cun superior to the upper-lateral border of the patella, on the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and lateral border of the patella. 

How to locate

Identify the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and the lateral patellar border.

Draw an imaginary line between these two points and Futu ST-32 is located 6 cun above upper-lateral border of the patella on the line. 

Main actions

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

Needling

Vertically 0.5–2 cun

Commentary for Futu ST-32

Like its neighboring point Biguan ST-31, Futu ST-32 is also indicated for Painful Obstruction Syndrome, Atrophy Syndrome or sequelae of Wind-stroke, particularly of the legs. However, its effectiveness is less stronger.