GB-32 (Zhong Du) Central River
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GB-32 (Zhong Du) Central River

Acupuncture Points on the Gall Bladder Channel of Foot Shao Yang

Actions:

  • Expels wind, damp and cold
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun inferior to Fengshi GB-31.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 2 cun below Fengshi (GB-31), or 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, between m. vastus lateralis and m. biceps femoris.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.7-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.