(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -1

(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -1

[(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra (T9).
How to find
In a standing position with the arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is approximately on the level of the inferior angle
of the scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down two spinous
processes to the spinous process of T9. BL-18 is located on the
level of the lower border of its spinous process and 1.5 cun lateral
to the midline at the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.
Or: Use the C7 as a reference point (➞3.4.1). From there,
count down nine spinous processes to T9 and locate BL-18 1.5
cun lateral to the lower border of its spinous process.
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-8 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-47
(3 cun lateral to the midline).

(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -3

(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -3

0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine. In clinical practice, this
point is often needled transversely (subcutaneously) towards the
spine. This allows the patient to lie in a supine position during
needle retention (the needles can be secured with tape). Caution:
● Spreads Liver Qi, cools Fire, clears Damp-Heat, regulates
and nourishes Liver Blood, subdues (internal) Wind
● Benefits the eyes
● Benefits the sinews
Special features
Back-shu point of the Liver

(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -2

(BL-18) Liver Shu GANSHU -2

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