Yangfu GB38: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yangfu is anterior to the fibula on the lateral aspect of the leg.
Yangfu-gb38

Nomenclature:

Yang: Yang of yin-yang Fu: auxillary
The lateral is yang and fu refers to fibula. Yangfu is anterior to the fibula on the lateral aspect of the leg.

Point: GB38
Chinese Name: 阳辅
Name: Yangfu
English Name/Meaning: Yang Assistance
Pinyin: yáng fǔ
Han Geul 한글: yang bo 양보
Romaji: yō ho
Vietnamese: Dương phụ

Location:

4 cun above the tip of the external mallelous slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula, between extensor digitorum longus and peronaeus brevis.

Functions of  Yangfu:

  • Harmonize Qiao yang.
  • Soothes Liver and resolves depression.

Indications:

Migraine, pain of the outer canthus, pain in the axillary region, scrofula, lumbar pain, pain in the chest, hypochondriac region and lateral aspect of the lower extremities.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.7

Remarks:

  • Jing-river point.
  • Son point.

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.