Bl-18

Bl-18

Forbidden in Pregnancy?
Channel
Element
English
Liver Shu
Name
肝俞
Transliteration
Ganshu
Point Location
Description
Back-Shu point of the Liver
Indications
flow of qi liver qi liver blood pain wind fire damp-heat secretion of bile eyes sinews
Kinesiology
Key point for the liver fibromyalgia sinews pain vision.
Point Psychology
Anger mania depression fear
Channel Psychology
Bl: I need approval; I am free to be myself. Control. I’m in charge of my life. 
Lv: My life is always out of control, other people control me, I get angry when I feel out of control
Symptoms
Distension and pain of the lateral costal region, epigastric pain, immune system, gastrointestinal disorders and gastric ulcers, severe constipation, hypogastric fullness and pain, lower abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, fullness of the chest, cough with chest pain, cough with fullness of the lateral costal region, shortness of breath, jaundice, dry mouth, much anger, mania-depression, epilepsy, coughing blood, spitting blood, vomiting blood, nosebleed, blurred vision, redness of the eyes, night blindness, excessive lacrimation, redness pain and itching of the inner canthus (inner edge of eye), superficial visual obstruction, upward staring eyes, dizziness, visual dizziness, pain of the nose, pain of the supraorbital region, rigidity of the neck and spine, pain of the spine, lumbar pain, pain of the neck and shoulders, lockjaw, severe muscle spasm causing backward retraction of the head with arching of the back, cramps, pain of the sinews, muscular hyperexcitability
Special Point
Key PointBack-Shu Point
Balances
Balance Types
Neurological Approach
Balance for:
rageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
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Point location redrawn from A Manual of Acupuncture, P Deadman