Dan: Gallbladder Shu:point
Danshu is the place where the Qi of the gallbladder infuses into the back.
Chinese Name: 胆俞
English Name/Meaning: Gallbladder Transporter
Pinyin: dǎn shū
Han Geul 한글: dam yu 담유
Romaji: tan yu
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra.
- Cools and drain heat from liver and gall bladder.
- Calms the stomach (gastritis).
- Regulates the qi.
- Expands the diaphragm.
- Danshu is main point for gallbladder diseases, such as jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, hypochondriac pain.
- Pulmonary phthisis, high fever.
Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun.
Back-Shu Point of the Gallbladder.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.