POINT: GB-33 (GALL BLADDER-33)
|Knee Yang Gate
|Also Known As:
|Knee's Yang Hinge
Knee Yang Border
Mansion of Cold
- On the lateral side of the knee, in the depression above the lateral epicondyle of the femur, between the femur and the tendon of the biceps femoris.
- In the hollow above the lateral epicondyle of the femur at the knee, between the bone and tendon.
- Located approximately 3 cun superior to GB-34 Yanglingquan, with the knee flexed, in the depression superior to the lateral epicondyle of the femur and anterior to the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle.
- When the knee is extended, the point is 3 cun above GB-34 Yanglingquan, lateral to the knee joint, in the depression between the tendon of the biceps femoris and the femur.
- Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun.
- Straight insertion 1.5 to 2.5 cun, causing distention and soreness possibly extending to the medial aspect of the thigh.
- Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Relaxes the sinews
- Benefits the joints
- Dispels Wind-Damp
- Dispels Wind and Cold
- According to several classical texts , moxibustion is contraindicated on this point.
- Pathogenic Cold tends to concentrate in the lateral aspect of the knee and may be treated by using this point.
- This is a valuable local point for pain along the lateral side of the knee which extends upward along the thigh.
- It is particularly indicated for problems of the ligaments and tendons of the knee.
- This point is said to raise the body temperature.
- It improves circulation and relieves pain in the opposite shoulder.