Theory

GB 8 - Acupuncture Point - Shuai Gu


GB 8 Names

  • English Name: Valley Lead
  • Pinyin Name: Shuai Gu
  • Chinese Character: 率谷

Location

  • Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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GB 8 Clinical Uses

  • Migraine, one-sided or unilateral headaches and associated nausea, vomiting a/or visual disturbances.
  • Hangover, eases headache and harmonizes the middle jiao.
  • In the Bronze Man this point is indicated for cold & phlegm in the Diaphragm & ST, injury by alcohol & agitation & fullness with ceaseless vomiting


GB 8 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the GB & UB Meridians

GB 8 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



GB 8 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


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