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Gall Bladder 21

Chinese Name: Jianjing  (English translation: Shoulder Well)

Location: On the shoulder, directly above the nipple, at the midpoint of the line connecting DU 14 and the acromion.

Classification: Crossing point on the Gall Bladder, San Jiao and Stomach Meridians and the Yang Wei Vessel


  • Mastitis, insufficient lactation
  • Dizziness, headache, rigidity and pain of the neck, limitation of the upper extremities
  • Difficult labor, scrofula

Functions: Activates the meridian, descends Qi, promotes labor, benefits the breasts, resolves Phlegm.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.  Below this point is the apex of the lung, do not puncture deeply. Needling this point is contraindicated in pregnancy.


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