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GB21 (Gall Bladder 21) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jianjing
English Name: Shoulder Well

Location: Midway between the acromion and Dazhui (DU14) at the highest point of the shoulder.

Precautions: Promotes uterine contraction hence forbidden in pregnancy (research: promotes oxytocin)

Nature:

Point of intersection of Gall Bladder channel with Sanjiao channel, Stomach channel and Yangweimei.

Functions:

Expels retained placenta (research: promotes oxytocin), promotes free flow of Qi in the breat (research: promotes prolactin), spreads stagnant Liver Qi, removes phlegm and opens the orifices.

Primary Indications:

Stiff neck, pain in shoulder and back.

Secondary Indications:

Mastitis/breat abscess, wind-stroke, difficult labour.

Tertiary Indications:

Motor impairment of arm, scrofula, uterine bleeding, vertigo/dizziness, headache, cough/dyspnea, foot swelling, cold limbs.

Other Indications:

Thyroid hypertrophy, all types of tuberculosis, all types of contusions, pain in renal region.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Gall Bladder channel:

(GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, GB12, GB13, GB14, GB15, GB16, GB17, GB18, GB19, GB20, GB21, GB22, GB23, GB24, GB25, GB26, GB27, GB28, GB29, GB30, GB31, GB32, GB33, GB34, GB35, GB36, GB37, GB38, GB39, GB40, GB41, GB42, GB43, GB44)

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