GB 22 Acupuncture Point(Yuanye) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for chest fullness, hypochondriac pain, upper limb pain,oblique puncture or flat puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
GB 22 Acupuncture Point Location
On the midaxillary line when the arm is raised below the axilla in the 5th ICS (directly below HT 1).
What is the meaning of Yuanye
Yuanye:”Yuan”, the abyss,”Ye”, axillary, refers to the point is located on the axillary.The name of “Yuanye” means that the ground water of Gallbladder Meridian falls from above along the ribs of the chest. The substance of this point is the meridian water from GB 21(Jianjing) point. After reaching this point, the meridian water will fall from the upper part of the chest directly to the lower part of the waist,like falling into a bottomless abyss,Hence the name.
GB 22 Acupuncture Point Usage
1. Full chest and hypochondriac pain;
2. Arm pain in upper limbs.
Clinical:Intercostal neuralgia, pleurisy, costochondritis, axillary lymphatic tuberculosis,etc.
GB 22 Acupuncture Point therapy
Press GB 22 vertically with your middle finger for 3 to 5 minutes each time,which can effectively relieve intercostal neuralgia and prevent from arm pain and underarm swelling if long-term massage it;
GB 22 Acupoint Compatibility
Combined with Zhigou and Dabao point to treat chest pain and intercostal neuralgia;
Combined with Tiaokou,Chengshan, Tianzong and Nuoshu point to treat periarthritis of shoulder joint;
Combined with Zhangmen and Danzhong point to treat chest fullness and hypochondriac pain.