Guangming GB37 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Guangming-GB37
Guangming-GB37

Nomenclature:

Guangming: Brightness
Guangming is a luo connecting point of the gall bladder meridian and is indicated in eye diseases to regain the brightness of the eyes.

Point: GB37
Chinese Name: 光明
Name: Guangming
English Name/Meaning: Bright Light
Pinyin: guāng míng
Han Geul 한글: gwang myeong 광명
Romaji: kō mei?
Vietnamese: Quang minh

Location:

5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.

Functions:

  • Regulates liver and brightens eyes (eye pain, night blindness, near/ far sightedness).
  • Expels wind damp.

Indication:

  • Guangming is main point for vision problems like short eyesight, night blindness, optic atrophy, blurred vision.
  • Also treats migraine, distending pain in the breasts, insufficient lactation.
  • Local disorders: Atrophy or paralysis of the lower limbs, difficulty in standing.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun

Remark:

Luo-Connecting Point.
Remote main point for eye diseases.

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.

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