Juliao GB29: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Juliao lies on the lateral aspect of the hip joint, at the midpoint of a line drawn between the anterior superior iliac spine and the prominence of the greater trochanter.
Juliao-GB29

Nomenclature:

Ju: Reside Liao: foramen
Juliao is in the depression on the hip-bone.
Point: GB29
Chinese Name: 居髎
Name: Juliao
English Name/Meaning: Stationary Crevice
Pinyin: jū liáo
Han Geul 한글: geo ryo 거료
Romaji:kyo ryō
Vietnamese: Cự liêu

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the hip joint, at the midpoint of a line drawn between the anterior superior iliac spine and the prominence of the greater trochanter.

Functions of juliao:

  • Relax sinew, invigorates channel.
  • Strengthens lower back and legs.

Indications:

Pain and numbness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun, or oblique insertion inferiorly 2 to 3 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of GB & Yang qiao channel.

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.