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Gallbladder 33 (GB 33)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiyangguan, Knee Yang Gate (Joint)

Location
3 cun ablve Yanglingquan (GB 34), lateral to the knee joint, between the tendon of muscle biceps femoris and the femur.

Indications
Swelling and pain of knee, contracture of tendons in popliteal fossa, numbness of leg.

Traditional Action
Dispels wind and dissipates cold, soothes the sinews, quickens the connecting vessels, and relieves pain.

Contraindications


References:

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

OConnor, 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.