Gan: Liver Shu:point
The point is the place where the Qi of the liver is infused into the back.
Chinese Name: 肝俞
English Name/Meaning: Liver Transporter
Pinyin: gān shū
Han Geul 한글: gan yu 간유
Romaji: kan yu
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.
Functions of Ganshu:
- Benefits liver and Gall bladder.
- Cools damp heat.
- Moves stagnation Qi.
- Benefits the eyes.
- Main point for hepatic diseases, such as jaundice, hypochondriac pain; 2. Red eyes, blurred vision, night blindness;
- Hematemesis, epistaxis.
- Dizziness, depression and psychosis, mania, epilepsy.
Puncture obliquely 0.5-1 cun.
Back-Shu Point of the Liver.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.