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Gall Bladder 36

Chinese Name:  Waiqiu (English translation: Outer Hill)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula, at the level of GB 35.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Gall Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Distention and pain of the chest and hypochondrium, neck pain
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities

Functions: Activates the meridian, relaxes the sinews, relieves pain. 

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.


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