GB 34
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GB 34 Yang Ling Quan 陽陵泉

“Yang Hill Spring”

YANG yang

LING mound, hill

CHUAN spring, fountain

Other Names

Location and Needling:

In the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.
1-1.5 cun perpendicular

Contraindications and Cautions


Gall Bladder,
He-Sea point, Earth point on Wood meridian. Lower He Sea point of GB.
Influential point of tendons and muscles.
Ma Dan-yang Heavenly star point

Spirit of Point: Generates stability, groundedness and security. Provides nourishment to muscular system and to the mental and emotional functioning. Promotes calmness, flexibility and balance. This point helps activate plans into action. Promotes body-mind-spirit working in an integrated way.
Regulates all LV and GB functions, cools heat and regulates GB, Spreads the LV and benefits the lateral coastal region, Clears LV and GB damp heat, Harmonizes Shaoyang
benefits the sinews and joints, tonifies blood
Activates the channel and alleviates pain, Expels wind from the knee and legs, circulates Qi (similar to ST 36)

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:46

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