Gallbladder 22 (GB 22)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yuanye, Armpit Abyss
On the mid-axillary line when the arm is raised, 3 cun below the axilla.
Fullness of the chest, swelling of the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, pain and motor impairment of the arm.
Loosens the chest and normalizes Qi, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.
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