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Geshu BL17:Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

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Geshu BL17:Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Geshu  BL17:Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method
August 23
13:09 2018
Geshu is the place where the Qi of the diaphragm is infused into the back.

Geshu-BL17

Nomenclature:

Ge: Diaphragm           Shu:point
Geshu is the place where the Qi of the diaphragm is infused into the back.
Point: BL17
Chinese Name: 膈俞
Name: Geshu
English Name/Meaning: Diaphragm Transporter
Pinyin: gé shū
Han Geul 한글: gyeok yu 격유
Romaji: kaku yu
Vietnamese: Cách du

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra.

Functions of Geshu:

  • Regulates, cools, nourishes and invigorates Blood.
  • Expands chest and diaphragm.
  • Strengthens deficient conditions.
  • Benefits tendons.

Indication:

  • Stomachache, fullness of the stomach, vomiting and hiccup. main point for blood syndrome, such as hematemesis, bleeding from the eye, ear, nose, mouth or subcutaneous tissues.
  • Cough with asthme, hematemesis, high fever, night sweats.
  • Urticaria. feeling of oppression in the chest.

Method:

Puncture obliquely 0.5-1 cun

Remark:

  • One of the Eight Influential Points(Blood Convergence).
  • Good tonic point.
  • Good for stomach cancer.

Precautions:

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

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