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Gallbladder 41 (GB 41)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zulingqi, Foot Overlooking Tears

Location
In the depression distal to the junction of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of muscle extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Indications
Headache, vertigo, pain of the outer canthus, scrofula, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, ireegular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot and toe.

Traditional Action
Resolves damp-heat, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, regulates the Girdle vessel (Dai Mai Vessel).

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.