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Gallbladder 23 (GB 23)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhejin, Sinew Seat

Location
1 cun anterior to Yuanye (GB 22), approximately at the level with the nipple.

Indications
Fullness of the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, asthma.

Traditional Action
Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, calms dyspnea and downbears counterflow.

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.