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Gallbladder 07 (GB 7)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qubin, Temporal Hairline Curve

Location
Directly above the posterior border of the pre-auricular hairline, about one finger-breadth anterior to Jiaosun (SJ 20).

Indications
Headache, swelling of cheek, trismus, pain in temporal region, infantile confulsion.

Traditional Action
Clears heat and disperses swelling, extinguishes wind and relieves pain.

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.