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Gall Bladder 38

Chinese Name:  Yangfu (English translation: Yang Aid)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Gall Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Migraine, pain of the outer canthus
  • Swelling and pain in the axillary region
  • Distention and pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities

Functions: Activates the meridian, harmonizes the Shaoyang, benefits the sinews and bones, clears Heat, relieves pain.

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

 


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