BL-46 (Ge Guan) Diaphragm Pass
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BL-46 (Ge Guan) Diaphragm Pass

Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang

Actions:

  • Regulates the diaphragm, benefits the middle jiao and descends rebellion
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Dysphagia, hiccup, vomiting, belching, pain and stiffness of the back.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 3 cun lateral to the midline, level with the lower border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra (T7) and level with Geshu BL-17.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 3 cun lateral to Zhiyang (DU-9), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately at the level of the inferior angle of the scapula.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
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