Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Yangqiao : Yang Intersection

GB-35 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 35

Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Wei Mai

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Yang Wei Mai

On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in the depression at the posterior border of the fibula.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Regulates the gall bladder and calms the spirit

TCM Indications:
  • Swelling and pain of the knee, atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the lower limb, cold painful obstruction, contraction of the sinews in sudden turmoil disorder.
  • Mania induced by fright, fullness, distension and pain of the chest and lateral costal region, swelling of the face and eyes, throat painful obstruction.

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

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

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