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Gall Bladder 34

Chinese Name:  Yanglingquan (English translation: Yang Hill Spring)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Gall Bladder Meridian
Converging point of Sinews

Indications:

  • Hemiplegia, pain of the shoulder, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the knee, beriberi
  • Pain in the hypochondrium, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, jaundice
  • Infantile convulsion

Functions: Benefits the sinews and joints, activates the meridian, moves Liver Qi, harmonizes the Shaoyang, relieves pain.

Notes: GB 34 is a very good point to move Liver Qi and to treat anything related to the sinews. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

 


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