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Gallbladder 40 (GB 40)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qiuxu, Mound (Hill) Ruins

Location
Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of muscle extensor digitorum longus.

Indications
Pain in the neck, swelling in the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid regurgitation, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, malaria, pain and swelling of the external malleolus.

Traditional Action
Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi.

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.