Qiuxu GB40 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Qiuxu lies anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m.extensor digitorum longus.
Qiuxu-GB40

Nomenclature:

Qiu: Mound           Xu: Large mound
Qiuxu is between the lateral malleolus ( like a mound) and the peroneal trochlea of the calcaneous (like a large mound).

Point: GB40
Chinese Name: 丘墟
English Name/Meaning: Mound of Ruins
Pinyin: qiū xū
Han Geul 한글: gu heo 구허
Romaji: kyū kyo
Vietnamese: Khâu khư

Location:

Qiuxu lies anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m.extensor digitorum longus.

Functions of Qiuxu:

  • Spreads liver qi and benefits Gall Bladder (Liver Qi stagnation related to heat; drains damp heat from Gall Bladder).
  • Clears channel (opens hip , foot , leg from cramping).

Indication:

  • Main point for problems along gallbladder channel: eye disorders, blurred vision, neck pain, hypochondriac pain.
  • Good for distending pain in the chest and hypochondriac region; Malaria.
  • Local disorders : Atrophy or paralysis of the lower extremities, sciatica, pain in malleolus joint and around, such as arthritis and sprain.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun

Remark:

  • Yuan-Source Point.
  • Good for Sciatica.

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.