Diwuhui GB42: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Diwuhui GB42 lies between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus (branch to little toe).
Diwuhui-GB42

Nomenclature:

Di: ground Wu:five hui:confluence
Ground means “inferior”, indicating the foot. There are five points of the gallbladder meridian on the foots and this point is one of them.
Point: GB42
Chinese Name: 地五会
Name: Diwuhui
English Name/Meaning: Earth Five Meetings
Pinyin: dì wǔ huì
Han Geul 한글: ji o hoe 지오회
Romaji: chi go e(?)
Vietnamese: Địa ngũ hội

Location:

Between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus (branch to little toe).

Functions of Diwuhui:

Clears liver and drains gallbladder.

Indications:

Pain of the canthus, tinnitus, distending pain of the breast, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 0.8 cun.

Precautions:

Do not use moxa.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.