Points Database

: Dannangxue : Gall Bladder Point

Ex-LE-6 : Extra Lower Extremity 6


Location:
Between 1 and 2 cun distal to Yanglingquan GB-34 on the right leg. Palpate to find the area of maximum tenderness.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Clears heat and drains damp
Treats cholecystitis and cholelithiasis

TCM Indications:
  • Acute and chronic cholecystitis, acute and chronic cholelithiasis, disease of the bile duct, biliary ascariasis, distension and pain of the lateral costal region, paralysis and numbness of the lower limb.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf (L5 - S2)
    Dermatome Segment: L5

    Notes:
    Is famous for becoming tender when the gall bladder is inflamed, in with case it can be needled (Deadman et al, 2001)


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