GB 23 Acupuncture Point(Zhejin) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for chest fullness, asthma, vomiting, soreness, hypochondriac pain, axillary swelling, shoulder and back pain. Oblique or flat puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
GB 23 Acupuncture Point Location
1 cun anterior to GB 22, level with the nipple in the 5th ICS.
What is the meaning of Zhejin
Zhejin:”Zhe”,Noir,the flat plate with its function is to prevent the muddy water of the wheels from splashing in ancient times,refers to the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian cool down here. “Jin”,tendons,refers to the Qi of this point is dampness wind-qi. The name of “Zhejin” means that the cold water-qi of Gallbladder Meridian cools down after absorbing dampness here. The substance of this point is the dampness-qi from GB 22(Yuanye) point. After reaching this point, it will descend from the heaven to the ground due to heat dissipation and absorption dampness. The Qi as if splashing muddy water is blocked, hence the name.
GB 23 Acupuncture Point Usage
1. Chest full and panting.
2. Vomiting and acid regurgitation;
3. Hypochondriac, axillary swelling, shoulder and back pain.
Clinical:Pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, vomiting, acid regurgitation, neurasthenia, spasm, etc.
GB 23 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Knead and press GB 23 with index finger and fingertips for 1 to 3 minutes each time,which can nourish the liver and protect the liver, and relieve syndrome of reversed flow of qi, asthma, and regulate if long-term massage it;
GB 23 Acupoint Compatibility
Combined with Yanglingquan and Zhigou point to treat chest and hypochondriac pain;
Combined with Dingchuan and Feishu point to treat chest distress and wheezing.
Combined with Pishu, Weishu, Danshu, Juque, Neiguan point to treat vomiting, acid regurgitation, and stomachache.