Gallbladder 21 (GB 21)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jianjing, Shoulder Well
Midway between Dazhui (DU 14) and the acromion, at the highest point of shoulder.
Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.
Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.
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.