Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

TCM Actions: Resolves Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder. Controls the rebellion of the Qi. Tonifies Gallbladder Qi. Regulates the Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB].

Indications: Jaundice. Yellowish sclera. Bitter taste in the mouth. Distension and pain in the chest and hypochondrium. Vomiting. Difficulty swallowing. Dry throat. Shyness. Tremor. Depression. Palpitation. Alternation between feeling cold and warm. Blurred vision. Night sweating. Empty Heat. Fever.

Target area: Hypochondrium. Throat. eyes

Point Name and Meaning: Danshu – Gall Bladder Shu

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: Back Shu of the Gall Bladder

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




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