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Gall Bladder 40

Chinese Name:  Qiuxu (English translation: Hill Ruins)

Location: On the foot, anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus.

Classification: Yuan-Source of the Gall Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Distention and pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the external malleolus
  • Malaria

Functions: Moves Liver Qi, activates the meridian, benefits the joints, relieves pain.

Notes: Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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