GB 40 Acupuncture Point(Qiuxu) belong to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, which can treat neck pain, underarm swelling, chest and hypochondriac pain, lower limb paralysis, lateral ankle swelling and pain, malaria, hernia,swelling and pain of eye, and stroke hemiplegia,puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun straight;
GB 40 Acupuncture Point location
Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus in a depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus.
What is the meaning of Qiuxu
Qiuxu:”Qiu”,Hill,”Xu”, Ruins. The name of Qiuxu means that the spleen soil of the ground is empty affected by the wind-qi of Gallbladder Meridian, The substance of this acupoint is the descending dampness-qi from GB 39(Xuanzhong) point. When the wind blows, the spleen soil of this acupoint is empty, hence the name.
GB 40 Acupuncture Point Usage
Neck pain, underarm swelling, chest and hypochondriac pain, lower limb paralysis, lateral ankle swelling and pain, malaria, hernia,swelling and pain of eye, and stroke hemiplegia;
Clinical:Clam mind, migraine, stroke hemiplegia, paralysis of lower limbs, etc.
GB 40 Acupuncture Point Therapy
- First relax muscles, exhale slowly and press GB 40 for 6 seconds, repeat this 10 times. with zusanli point is also very effective. Take a deep breath and exhale it out while hitting Zusanli with hand. Repeat this 10 times to relieve fatigue.
- Exhale slowly while tapping GB 40 with your palm, repeat this 30 times,then exhale slowly and while pressing Shenmen point for 6 seconds. Repeat this 10 times,which is beneficial for removing mental fatigue.
GB 40 Acupoint Compatibility
Combined with Yinshi, Dadun, and Zhaohai point to treat stroke hernia;
Combined with Kunlun, Juegu to treat ankle, heel and foot pain;
Combined with Ganshu, Danshu, Qimen, Yanglingquan, Riyue and Wangu point to treat jaundice and biliary tract diseases;
Combined with Zhongdu point to treat hypochondriac pain.