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.
Chinese Name: 阳纲
English Name/Meaning: Yang’s Key Link
Pinyin: yáng gāng
Han Geul 한글: yang gang 양강
Romaji: yō kō?
Vietnamese: Dương cương
3 cun lateral to the Zhongshu (GV7), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the tenth thoracic vertebra.
Dispels damp and heat from GallBladder.
Indications of Yanggang:
Borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pain in the hypochondriac region, irregular defecation, cholecystitis, jaundice.
Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.