|Gallbladder 36 excellent for easing pain in muscles and joints
This point, known to acupuncturists as Gallbladder 36, is located about seven inches above the tip of the external malleolus, on the front border of the fibula bone. It is excellent for pain of the muscles and joints. Many people experiencing pain of the neck, chest, thigh, and hypochondriac region (below the ribs) can benefit from this point. (Interestingly, this point also was used in the past to help treat rabies contracted from infected animals, which is fortunately a very rare condition in the United States today.)
Pressing this point increases circulation within the energy pathways and can also be used preventively upon awakening each morning to avoid developing the symptoms.
Remember these vignettes are not medical advice.
Note: Remember these vignettes are not medical advice.
Gigi Shames, LAc, Dipl.OM, is a licensed acupuncturist in Cotati.
She can be reached at www.ShamesHealth.com or (415) 388-0456.