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Gallbladder Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-long peroneal muscle-long extensor muscle of toes.
In the superficial layer, there is the lateral sural cutaneous nerve. In the deep layer, there are the anterior recurrent tibial artery and vein, the branches or tributaries of the lateral inferior genicular artery and vein, and the branches of common peroneal nerve.


Location:
Sit upright, flex knees with drooping feet; in the depression anteroinferior to the caput of fibula.
Function:
Normalizing the functions of the liver and gallbladder, relaxing rigidity of muscles, improving joint movement, removing damp and heat.


Prescription:
Combined use with QuchiLI11 (Quchi (LI11) He-Sea Point) for treatment of hemiplegia; with RiyueGB24 (Riyue (GB24) Front-Mu Point of the Gallbladder) for treatment of cholecystitis; and with ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point) for treatment of acute infectious hepatitis.


Methods:
Insert the needle perpendicularly to 1-1.5 cun depth; needling response: numbness radiating toward the foot; moxibustion: using 5-7 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.

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