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Shuaigu GB8: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shuaigu GB8: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shuaigu GB8: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 04
13:53 2019
Shuaigu is above the ear and is the highest of all the points named gu (valley), like a "commander".

Shuaigu-GB8

Nomenclature:

Shuai: command gu:Valley
Shuaigu is above the ear and is the highest of all the points named gu (valley), like a “commander”.
Point: GB-8
Chinese Name: 率谷
Name: Shuaigu
English Name/Meaning: Leading Valley
Pinyin: shuài gǔ
Han Geul 한글: sol gok 솔곡
Romaji: sok koku?
Vietnamese: Suất cốc

Location:

Shuaigu lies in the temporal region, in the slight depression 1.5 cun directly above the apex of the ear.

Functions of Shuaigu:

  • Subdues Liver yang in the head.
  • Subdues the rebellion of the stomach Qi caused by liver or gallbladder.
  • Dispels wind and invigorates pain.
  • Stops spasm and pain.
  • Benefits ear.

Indications:

  • Digestive disorders: Nausea, fullness in stomach, poor appetite.
  • Mental problems : infantile convulsions.
  • Headache, heavyness of head, migraine, dizziness, vertigo.
  • Ear problem: tinnitus, deafness.
  • Scalp Acupuncture: MS11 Posterior temporal line.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Meeting point of bladder and gallbladder meridian.
  • Scalp Acupuncture: MS11 Posterior temporal line.
  • Good for migraine.

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