Gall Bladder 40
Chinese Name: Qiuxu (English translation: Hill Ruins)
On the foot, anterior and inferior to the external
malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor
Yuan-Source of the Gall Bladder Meridian
- Distention and pain in the chest and
- Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower
extremities, swelling and pain of the external malleolus
Moves Liver Qi, activates the meridian, benefits the joints, relieves pain.
Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great
significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are
the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the
Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians,
regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces
antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of
treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source)
point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting)
point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.
Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.