(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -1

(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -1

Location
[(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra (T10).
How to find
In a standing position with the patient’s 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 three
spinous processes to the spinous process of T10. BL-19 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 C7 as a reference point (➞3.4.1). From there,
count down 10 spinous processes to T10 and locate BL-19 1.5
cun lateral to the lower border of its spinous process. Or: Use
the lumbar spine as a reference point (➞ 3.4.3).
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-7 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-48
(3 cun lateral to the midline).

(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -3

(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -3

Needling
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:
Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder
● Expels pathogenic factors from the shaoyang
● Tonifies and regulates the Gall Bladder Qi
● Unbinds the chest and relaxes the pathway of the channel
Special features
Back-shu point of the Gall Bladder. Important point for clearing
Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder.

(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -2

(BL-19) Gall Bladder Shu DANSHU -2

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