Urinary Bladder 18 (UB 18)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ganshu, Liver's Hollow
1.5 cun lateral to Jinsuo (Du 8), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra.
Jaundice, pain in the hypochondriac region, redness of the eye, blurring of vision, night blindness, mental disorders, epilepsy, backache, spitting of blood, epistaxis.
Benefits Liver and Gall Bladder, resolves damp-heat, moves stagnant Qi, benefits the eyes, eliminates wind.
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