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GB39 (Gall Bladder 39) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xuanzhong or Juegu
English Name: Suspended Bell or Severed Bone

Location: 3 cun directly above the lateral mallelous, in the depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneus longus and brevis.

or: 3 cun directly above the lateral malleolus, in the depression on the anterior border of the fibula.

This location is still disputed between different schools in China. General speaking Beijing and Shanghai schools prefer the posterior location while Nanjing and Hangzhou schools prefer the anterior location.

Nature:

One of the Eight Meeting Points: for marrow, point of intersection of the three leg Yang channels.

Functions:

Clears Heat from the marrow (treats "bone steaming fever"), clears fire from the Gall Bladder, harmonizes the Liver, Dispels Wind and Damp from the Jing-Luo (treats Bi syndrome), point of intersection of the three Leg Yang channels.

Primary Indications:

Pain in sides, hemiplegia.

Secondary Indications:

Stiff neck.

Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal/chest distension, paralysis of lower limbs, pain and contracture in knee and leg, foot swelling, expistaxis, acute rhinitis, sore throat/tonsilitis, lin syndrome, contractures/spasms, haemorrhoids, Bi syndrome, anxiety/anger, cough, poor appetite, scrofula, stomach heat.

Other Indications:

Migraine headache, hypertension, "Head on fire" sensation, cerebral abscess or tumour, epilepsy, spinal cord diseases, sadness, all sorts of tuberculosis due to Yin (cold), diarrhoea, constipation, pain in renal region, cramps in genitals, oedema and pain in joints, diseases of ankle joints, sciatica, icy feet.

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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