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GB8 (Gall Bladder 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shuaigu
English Name: Leading Valley

Location: Directly above the apex of the aer, 1.5 cun above the hairline.

Nature:

Receives an internal connection from the Bladder channel.

Functions:

Major local point for unilateral headache.

Primary Indications:

Unilateral headache.

Tertiary Indications:

Vertigo, eye diseases, vomiting, cold stomach, infantile convulsions.

Other Indications:

Cough, expectoration of phlegm, poisoning, drunkeness, rheumatism due to alcoholism, epidermal swelling, pain in the diaphragm.

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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