Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.

TCM Actions: Refreshes, cools, nourishes and invigorates the Blood (Xue). Stops bleeding. Opens the chest and diaphragm. Controls the rebellion of Qi. Benefits tendons.

Indications: Stabbing pain in heart or chest. Coughing blood. Vomiting of blood. Nosebleed. Epigastric pain. Hiccup. Difficult to digest. Vomiting. Nausea. Belching. Reflux. Bi syndrome throughout the body. Pain, bloating and distension in the entire body.

Target area: Diaphragm.

Point Name and Meaning: Geshu – Diaphragm Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Diaphragm. Gathering point for Blood (Xue).

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.