Liangqiu ST-34 Acupuncture Point

Liangqiu ST-34

Chinese: 梁丘

Pinyin: Liáng Qiū

Location

2 cun above the upper-lateral border of the patella, on a line between the lateral patellar border and the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS). 

How to locate

Identify the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and the lateral patellar border. Draw an imaginary line between these two points and Liangqiu ST-34 is located 2 cun above upper-lateral border of the patella on the line, in a depression on the vastus lateralis muscle of the quadriceps femoris group.

Main actions

  1. Subdues rebellious Stomach Qi
  2. Removes obstructions from the Channel
  3. Expels Wind-Damp

Needling

Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun

Commentary for Liangqiu ST-34

Liangqiu ST-34 is the Accumulation-Xi point of the Stomach Channel. It is mainly used in acute and Excess Stomach patterns such as Rebellious Stomach Qi. Typical manifestations are epigastric pain, sour regurgitation, hiccup, nausea, vomiting and belching. 

Similar to its neighboring points on the thigh, ST-34 is also able to open the Channel and remove Obstructions, especially of the knees and legs.