Stomach Meridian

Dubi ST35 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Du: claf Bi: Nose
The depression on the both side below the knee cap look like nostrils of a calf and the point is at the external foramen.

Point: ST-35
Chinese Name: 犊鼻
Name: Dubi
English Name/Meaning: Calf’s Nose
Pinyin: dú bí
Han Geul 한글: dok bi 독비
Romaji: toku bi
Vietnamese: Độc tị


Bend the knee, at the lower border of the knee cap, in the depression lateral to the patellar ligament.


For diseases of the knee joint and the soft tissues.


  • With the knee flexed and supported by a rolled pillow:
  • Perpendicular insertion, directed towards BL40, 1 to 2 cun;
  • Oblique insertion in a medial and superior direction, behind the patella 1 to 2 cun,
  • Behind the patellar ligament to join with medial Xiyan.


Good for knee disorders.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.