GB 38

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 38" , 陽輔, is represented by "Yang Fu" in pinyin and "Yang Assistance" in english and may be found:

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

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Moving point for GB channel issues - pain, heat, stagnation along the channel.
  • Fire Point - useful for treating the fever period of Shao Yang stage diseases (alternating fever and chills)

Gb 38 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

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