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Danshu BL19: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

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Danshu BL19: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Danshu  BL19: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method
August 23
13:59 2018
Danshu is the place where the Qi of the gallbladder is infused into the back.

Danshu-BL19

Nomenclature:

Dan: Gallbladder          Shu:point
Danshu is the place where the Qi of the gallbladder infuses into the back.

Point: BL19
Chinese Name: 胆俞
Name: Danshu
English Name/Meaning: Gallbladder Transporter
Pinyin: dǎn shū
Han Geul 한글: dam yu 담유
Romaji: tan yu
Vietnamese:Đởm du

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

  • Cools and drain heat from liver and gall bladder.
  • Calms the stomach (gastritis).
  • Regulates the qi.
  • Expands the diaphragm.

Indication:

  • Danshu is main point for gallbladder diseases, such as jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, hypochondriac pain.
  • Pulmonary phthisis, high fever.

Method:

Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun.

Remarks:

Back-Shu Point of the Gallbladder.

Precaution:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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