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English: Thigh Gate
Also Known As: Hip's Hinge
Hip's Border Gate
  • Located on the upper thigh, in a depression just lateral to the sartorius muscle, at the junction of a vertical line drawn downward from the anterior superior iliac spine and a horizontal line drawn level with the lower border of the symphysis pubis or the most prominent point of the greater trochanter.
  • On the anterior side of the thigh and on the line connecting the anterosuperior iliac spine and the superiolateral corner of the patella, on the level of the perineum when the thigh is flexed, in a depression lateral to the sartorius muscle.
  • This point can be found directly below the anterior superior iliac spine, level with the perineum.
  • Located directly below the anterior superior iliac spine, level with the lower border of the pubic symphysis
  • Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Straight or slanted insertion, 1.5 to 3 cun, causing local distention and soreness, possibly extending to the knee.
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Dispels Wind-Damp
  • Removes obstruction from the channel
  • Atrophy disorder
  • Painful obstruction of the lower limb
  • Hemiplegia
  • Numbness of the legs
  • Cold-Damp leg-Qi
  • Hip joint pain
  • Thigh pain
  • Sciatica
  • Contraction of the thigh muscles
  • Cold Bi of the knees
  • Inability to flex and extend the knee
  • Lumbar pain
  • Jaundice
  • Leg pain
  • Blocked arterial circulation into the leg
  • Weakness of the lower extremities
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities
  • Lymphadenitis of the inguinal lymph glands
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Atrophy or blockage of the muscles of the thigh and buttock
  • Inhibited movement of the leg muscles due to sinew tension
  • Cold pain in the low back and knees
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Heaviness of the lower extremities
  • Restricted movement of the hip due to atrophy or paralysis
  • Lower back pain radiating to the medial aspect of the leg





Numbness of the knee

Weakness and paralysis of the legs

Arthritis of the hip joint

  • This is an important local point to regulate Qi and Blood in the leg.
  • This a frequently used local point for Wei or Bi syndrome of the leg.
  • It is specifically for facilitating raising the leg.