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Gallbladder 26 (GB 26)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Daimai, Girdle Vessel

Location
Directly below the free end of the eleventh rib where Zhangmen (LIV 13) is located, at the level with the umbilicus.

Indications
Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the lumbar and hypochondriac region.

Traditional Action
Regulates the uterus, resolves damp-heat, regulates the Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai).

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.