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Gallbladder 27 (GB 27)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Wushu, Fifth Pivot

Location
In the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the superior iliac spine, 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus.

Indications
Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, lumbar pain, hernia, constipation.

Traditional Action
Strengthens the lumbar and boosts the Kidneys, courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, treats vaginal discharge.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, 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.