Gallbladder 30 (GB 30)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Huantiao, Jumping Circle
At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the great trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (Yaoshu Du 2). When locating the pint, put the patient in lateral recumbent position with the thigh flexed.
Pain of the lumbar region and thigh, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, hemiplegia.
Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and blood, resolves damp-heat.
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