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BL-18 (Gan Shu) Liver Shu

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang
  • Back Shu of the Liver

Actions:

  • Spreads Liver Qi
  • Regulates and nourishes Liver blood
  • Pacifies wind
  • Cools fire and clears damp-heat
  • Benefits the eyes and sinews

Indications:

  • Jaundice, pain in the hypochondriac region, redness of the eye, blurring of vision, night blindness, mental disorders, epilepsy, backache, spitting of blood, epistaxis.

Location

CAM:
  • 1.5 cun lateral to Jinsuo (DU-8), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra.
AMOA:
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the ninth thoracic vertebra (T9).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.7 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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