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Gall Bladder 37

Chinese Name:  Guangming (English translation: Bright Light)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Gall Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Eye pain, night blindness, blurring of vision
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities
  • Distention and pain of the breast

Functions: Benefits the eyes, dispels Wind, activates the meridian, relieves pain.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

 


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