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Gall Bladder 22

Chinese Name:  Yuanye (English translation: Armpit Abyss)

Location: On the lateral side of the chest, when the arm is raised, the point is on the mid-axillary line, 3 cun below the axilla, in the 4th intercostal space.


  • Chest congestion, pain in the hypochondrium
  • Spasm and pain in the upper extremities

Functions: Opens the chest, relaxes the sinews.

Needling: Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun.  On this meridian, do not puncture deeply all points from GB 22 to GB 25 to avoid injuring important internal organs.


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