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Gallbladder 32 (GB 32)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongdu, Central River

Location
On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, between muscle vastus lateralis and muscle biceps femoris.

Indications
Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

Traditional Action
Soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessels, expels wind and dissipates cold.

Contraindications


References:

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

O’Connor, 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.