Riyue GB-24 Acupuncture Point

Riyue GB-24

Chinese: 日月

Pinyin: Rì Yuè

Location

On the mamillary line, in the 7th intercostal space, below Qimen LIV-14

How to locate

The nipple is normally on the level of the 4th intercostal space. From there, count downwards to the 7th intercostal space and locate Riyue GB-24 on the mamillary line. 

 

 

Main actions

  1. Resolves Damp-Heat
  2. Removes Liver Qi Stagnation
  3. Subdues Rebellious Qi

Needling

0.3–0.8 cun obliquely in a lateral direction along the intercostal space.

Caution: Pneumothorax.

Commentary for Riyue GB-24

Riyue GB-24 is widely used for resolving Damp-Heat in the Gall Bladder and Liver, characterized by symptoms such as a feeling of heaviness, jaundice, hypochondrial pain, nausea and a sticky yellow tongue coating. To perform this function, it is often used together with Yanglingquan GB-34 and Quchi LI-11

It is also able to remove Liver Qi Stagnation, so as to treat distension and pain in the hypochondrium, chest, epigastrium or abdomen. 

Finally, it subdues Rebellious Qi so as to  harmonize the Middle Burner