GB 31 Acupuncture Point(Fengshi) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for numbness of lower extremity, stroke, hemiplegia, numbness and other diseases, puncture 1 to 1.5 cun straight;
GB 31 Acupuncture Point Location
On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, when patient is standing erect with hands close to sides the point is at the tip of their middle finger.
What is the meaning of Fengshi
Fengshi:”Feng”,wind,refers to wind-qi.”Shi”,city or marketplace.The name of “Fengshi” means that the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian shrinks and turns into dampness wind-qi due to heat dissipation. The substance of this acupoint is from GB 30(Huantiao) point. After reaching this point, the cold water-qi will further dissipate and condense and become dampness cloud-qi of the heaven,and it is transported laterally from the heaven of this point,like a gathering and distributing place of wind-qi, hence the name.
GB 31 Acupuncture Point Usage
Hemiplegia, paralysis of lower limbs, lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia, low back disease and athlete’s foot.
GB 31 Acupuncture Point Therapy
1. Press GB 31(Fengshi) acupoints on both sides with your two middle fingers in clockwise for 1 to 3 minutes, alternating each leg,which can promote blood circulation in lower limbs.
2. Take the standing or side lying position, press GB 31 for 20 to 30 times with the end point of the middle finger of your hand, or take the sitting position and tap it for 30 to 40 times with your thumb.
GB 31 Acupuncture Point Compatibility
Combined with Fengchi, Dazhu, Dazhui, Mingmen, Guanyuan, Yaoyangguan, and Shiqizhui to treat central rheumatism.