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GB40 (Gall Bladder 40) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Qiuxu
English Name: Mound Of Ruins

Location: Anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus.

Nature:

Yuan-Source point of Gall Bladder channel.

Functions:

Spreads stagnant Liver Qi, benefits the Gall Bladder, dispels Xie Qi from the Shaoyang channels.

Primary Indications:

Neck pain, axillary swelling, pain in chest and sides, Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs.

Tertiary Indications:

Malaria, calf cramps, vomiting, acid regurgitation, lower abdominal pain/distension, foot swelling, sighing, low back pain, hernia, eye disorders, cough/dyspnea, cholecystitis.

Other Indications:

Headache, cerebral hyperemia, inversion cold, inability to move wrist.

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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