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Yanggang BL48: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Yanggang BL48: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yanggang BL48: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
April 22
17:01 2019
The gall bladder pertains to Yang.   Yanggang BL48 is at the level of Danshu (BL19) and is important in treating gallbladder disease.

Yanggang-BL48

Nomenclature:

Yang: Yang of yin-yang Gang: key link
The gall bladder pertains to Yang. Yanggang is at the level of Danshu (BL19) and is important in treating gallbladder disease.
Point: BL48
Chinese Name: 阳纲
Name: Yanggang
English Name/Meaning: Yang’s Key Link
Pinyin: yáng gāng
Han Geul 한글: yang gang 양강
Romaji: yō kō?
Vietnamese: Dương cương

Location:

3 cun lateral to the Zhongshu (GV7), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the tenth thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

Dispels damp and heat from GallBladder.

Indications of Yanggang:

Borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pain in the hypochondriac region, irregular defecation, cholecystitis, jaundice.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Precautions:

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

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