Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Weidao : Linking Path

GB-28 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 28


Meetings:
Meeting of Gall Bladder with Dai Mai

Location:
0.5 cun anterior and inferior to Wushu GB-27.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Regulates the Dai Mai
Regualtes the lower jiao and transforms stagnation

TCM Indications:
  • Uterine prolapse, irregular menstruation, leucorrhoea.
  • Pain of the back and ilium, lower abdominal pain, shan disorder.
  • No pleasure in eating, vomiting.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Ilioinguinal nerve (L1)
    Dermatome Segment: L1

    Notes:
    This point is also on the 3rd trajectory of the Chong mai connecting the Chong with the Du (Yuen, 2005, The Eight Extraoridinary Vessels).

    This point is chosen in preference over Wushu GB-27 in cases of Dai mai pathology where Yang has been lost presenting with Cold or Damp-Cold signs due to it being Yin's nature to descend and this point being a bit lower (ibid.).

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    In Mayan medicine:
    Used to treat painful growths without abscess (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)


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