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Gallbladder 25 (GB 25)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jingmen, Capital Door

Location
On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib.

Indications
Abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, pain in lumbar and hypochondriac region.

Traditional Action
Used more for diagnosis than treatment of Kidney problems.

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.