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Zhejin GB23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Zhejin GB23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhejin GB23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 09
15:49 2019
The "ear" of a cart is the plate protecting its wheel.¬ The muscle on both sides of the flanks are as prominent as the ears of a cart, where Zhejin lies.

Zhejin-GB23

Nomenclature:

Zhe: ear of a cart Jin: muscle
The “ear” of a cart is the plate protecting its wheel. The muscle on both sides of the flanks are as prominent as the ears of a cart, where Zhejin lies.
Point: GB23
Chinese Name: 辄筋
Name: Zhejin
English Name/Meaning: Flank Sinews
Pinyin: zhé jīn
Han Geul 한글: cheop geun 첩근
Romaji: chō kin?
Vietnamese: Triếp cân

Location:

1 cun anterior to Yuanye (GB22), at the level with the nipple, in the 4th intercostal space.

Functions of zhejin:

  • Transforms stagnant liver qi.
  • Stops coughing and moves qi down.

Indications:

  • Digestive problems: nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, acid regurgitation.
  • Hiccup, cough, dyspnoea, asthma.
  • Hypochondriac pain, fullness or pain on the cheat area, intercostal neuralgia.

Method:

Transverse-oblique insertion along the intercostal space, 0.5 to 1 cun.

Precautions:

Deep or perpendicular needling may induce a pneumothorax.

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