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Gallbladder 42 (GB 42)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Diwuhui, Earth Fivefold Convergence

Location
Between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of muscle extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Indications
Pain of the canthus, tinnitus, distending pain of the breast, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot.

Traditional Action
Clears the Liver and drains the Gallbladde, brightens the eyes and sharpens hearing.

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.