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Gallbladder 38 (GB 38)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yangfu, Yang Aid

Location
4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula, between muscle extensor digitorum longus and muscle peroneus brevis.

Indications
Migraine, pain of the outer canthus, pain in the axillary region, scrofula, llumbar pain, pain in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region and lateral aspect of the lower extremities, malaria.

Traditional Action
Subdues Liver yang, clears heat, resolves damp-heat.

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.