Gan, Liver; shu, point.
This point is where the Qi of Liver is infused into the back.
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.
- main point for hepatic diseases, such as jaundice, pain in the hypocondriac region.
- dizziness, headache, epilepsy, madness, convulsion.
- pain due to the depression of hepatic energy or gastric energy, such as gastritis and ulcer.
- main point for eye diseases. Acupuncture is proper to Excess Syndrome, moxibustion for deficiency syndrome.
Puncture perpendicularly or a bit obliquely in the direction of the midline 0.5-0.8 cun.
Back-Shu Point of the Liver. Avoid deep insertion.