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Gall Bladder 33

Chinese Name:  Xiyangguan (English translation: Knee Yang Gate)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 3 cun above GB 34, in the depression anterior to the lateral epicondyle of the femur.


  • Coldness and pain of the knee, spasm of the tendons in the popliteal fossa
  • Numbness the lower leg

Functions: Dispels Wind-Dampness, activates the meridian, relieves pain.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.


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