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Gallbladder 05 (GB 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xuanlu, Hanging Skull

Location
Within the hairline of the temporal region midway of the border line connecting Touwei (ST 8) and Qubin (GB 7).

Indications
Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, facial swelling.

Traditional Action
Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, disperses swelling, relieves pain.

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.