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Gallbladder 21 (GB 21)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jianjing, Shoulder Well

Location
Midway between Dazhui (DU 14) and the acromion, at the highest point of shoulder.

Indications
Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

Traditional Action
Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.

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.