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丘墟

Synonyms:
  1. Qiuxu
  2. GB40

Qiuxu
Qiuxu #

Qiuxu(GB40,丘墟) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot. It is the Yuan-Source Point of the Gall Bladder.

Meaning

Qiu, mound; xu, large mound.
The point is between the lateral malleolus (like a mound) and the peroneal trochlea of calcaneus (like a large mound).

Location

Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m.extensor digitorum longus.

Indication

  1. Cholecystitis, cholecystolithiasis(cholelithiosis), ascariasis of the gallbladder.
  2. pain in the lower extremities, paralysis.
  3. pain in malleolus joint and around, such as arthritis and sprain.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.8-1 cun.