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Gallbladder 37 (GB 37)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Guangming, Brightness (Bright Light)

Location
5 cun directly above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.

Indications
Pain in the knee, muscular atrophy, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, blurring of vision, opthamalgia, night blindness, distending pain in the breast.

Traditional Action
Brightens the eyes, expels wind, clears heat, conduts fire downwards.

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.