GV 8

Acupuncture Point Theory

GV 8 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GV 8" , 筋縮, is represented by "Jin Suo" in pinyin and "Sinew Contraction" in english and may be found:


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

  • Reinforces Liver Back-shu (UB 18), special point for spasms in the sinews, general muscles tightness and contraction, spine stiffness, combine with GB 34, Huatuo of T9-T10, UB 18, LV 3, LV 8, LV 14.
  • Stress, irritability, physical heart pain, repressed anger, overly expressed anger.
  • Manic depression, epilepsy.
  • Mentioned for epigastric and cardiac pain.  

While not necessarily valid clinically, UB 18 (Main point for all Liver related conditions in TC…) are nearby.

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