Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

TCM Actions: Resolves Damp Heat. Clears Heat. Move Liver Qi. Brightens the eyes. Benefits tendons. Extinguishes the Wind. Nourishes the Blood (Xue) Liver. Stops bleeding.

Indications: Stagnation of Qi and Blood stasis (Xue) of the Liver. Distension and pain in the hypochondrium and abdomen. Blurred vision. Red and swollen Eyes. Floating objects in the visual field. Poor night vision. Dizziness. Excessive lacrimation. Eye pain. Cramp. Tendon pain. Tendinitis. Stiffness in the neck, spine and jaw. Trismus. Opisthotonos. Tetany. Abdominal masses. Coughing and vomiting with blood. Nosebleed. Jaundice.

Target area: Eyes. Neck. Spine.

Point Name and Meaning: Ganshu – Liver Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Liver

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.