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Gallbladder 18 (GB 18)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Chengling, Spirit Receiver

Location
1.5 cun posterior to Zhengying (GB 17), on the line connecting Toulinqi (GB 15) and Fengchi (GB 20).

Indications
Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts and dementia.

Traditional Action
Calms the mind, clears the brain, drain heat, diffuse Lungs, free portals.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.