Knee pain makes it difficult to sit cross-legged, or to walk up and down stairs. The pain occurs invarious places, but it is most often felt inside the knee joint.
ST 34 Liang Qiu
On the anterior lateral area of the thigh, on a line from the lateral superior patellar border to the ST 31 acupoint, 2 cun above the patella.
ST 36 Zu San Li
(Leg Three Miles)
Location: 3 cun distal to the ST 35 acupoint when the knee is flexed.
Note: Flex the knee, palpate along the anterior tibial crest, and the acupoint is in the depression lateral to it.
SP 9 Yin Ling Quan
(Yin Mound Spring)
In the depression distal to the medial condyle of the tibia, at the junction of the tibial shaft and medial condyle.
Note: With the knee flexed, palpate along the medial crest of the tibia; the acupoint is in the depression.
BL 40 Wei Zhong
(Middle of the Crook)
In the center of the popliteal crease. (The tibial nerve and popliteal artery run below this acupoint.)
GB 31 Feng Shi
On the lateral side of the thigh, 7 cun proximal to the knee, between the muscles. While standing, the patient places his/her palm on the thigh, fingers pointing vertically downwards, and the acupoint is where the tip of the middle finger rests against the thigh.
GB 34 Yang Ling Quan
(Yang Mound Spring)
Anterior and distal to the fibular head when the knee is flexed.
Note: Paired with SP 9, the Yin Mound Spring acupoint.
SP 10 Xue Hai
(Sea of Blood)
On the anterior medial side of the thigh, 2 cun proximal to the medial superior patellar border.