( G.B.-24 Sun and Moon RIYUE - Acupuncture Points ) In the 7th intercostal space, on the mamillary line (4 cun lateral to the anterior midline).
How to find
The mamillary line, a vertical line 4 cun lateral to the midline, is used for reference in the thoracic region (➞3.5). Quick method, especially in men: In men, the nipple is usually located on the level of the 4th intercostal space. From the nipple, count downward to the 7th intercostal space. Or: A more reliable reference, especially in women, is the manubriosternal synchondrosis, a horizontal bony structure on the sternum. The costal cartilage of the second rib is lateral to the synchondrosis, with the 2nd intercostal space below. From there, count downward to the 7th intercostal space and locate G.B.-24 on the mamillary line. ➞LIV-14 is located directly superior to G.B.-24 in the 6th intercostal space.
Located approximately on the same level (1 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle) are ➞ Ren-13/KID-20/ST-20 (on the midline/ 0.5 cun lateral to the midline/2 cun lateral to the midline).
0.3–0.8 cun obliquely in a lateral direction along the intercostal space. Caution: Pneumothorax.
● Benefits the Gall Bladder, eliminates Damp-Heat, regulates and spreads Liver Qi, descends counterflow Qi, harmonises the Middle Burner
Front-mu point of the Gall Bladder, meeting point with the SP channel, also with the yang wei mai according to some authors. Major point for disorders of the Gall Bladder.
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