GB 38 Acupuncture Point(YangFu) or Gallbladder 38

GB 38 Acupuncture Point(YangFu) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, which is commonly used for migraine, pain of the outer canthus, axillary pain, scrofula, chest hypochondriac and lateral pain of lower limbs, malaria, and hemiplegia.

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Location

4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula between extensor digitorum longus and peroneous brevis.

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What is the meaning of Yangfu

Yangfu:”Yang” refers to Yang-qi,”Fu” means auxiliary. The name of “YangFu” means that the dampness-qi of Gallbladder Meridian absorbs heat and ascends here. The substance of this point is the cold dampness-qi from GB 39(Xuanzhong) point. After reaching this point, It will go upward  due to absorbing heat.This point like auxiliary the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian go upward, hence the name.

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GB 38 Acupuncture Point Usage

migraine, pain of the outer canthus, axillary pain, scrofula, chest hypochondriac and lateral pain of lower limbs, malaria, and hemiplegia.

Clinical:Migraine, high blood pressure.

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Therapy

  • Scrape GB 38(Yangfu) acupoint with scraping board from top to bottom for 1-2 times a day,which can strengthen leg muscles, dredge  meridians, and prevent from lower extremity joint diseases, headaches, eye pain and other symptoms if long-term massage it;
  • Use the thumb of hand to press GB 38(Yangfu) point up and down for 1 to 2 minutes,interval five minutes. Total 10 minutes a time,which can reduce migraines if long-term massage it;
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Compatibility of GB 38 Acupoints

Combined with Fengchi and temple to treats migraine.

Combined with Zulinqi and Qiuxu point to treat underarm swelling;

Combined with Yanglingquan and Huantiao point to treat the lateral pain of lower limbs.

Combined with Linghou, Feiyang, and Jinmen to treat paralysis of lower extremity.