The New Four Gates: Gb34 + Ht 8
- February 22, 2023
- Posted by: Dr. Martha Lucas
- Category: Blog
Gallbladder 34 plus Heart 8 = The New 4 Gates
I (Dr. Martha) have been using this combination of acupuncture points for more than 20 years to help people get and stay calm. It’s called the New Four Gates because anxiety, fear, and stress are what are creating health conditions in our current world. We need a way to address it – and sometimes, address it quickly! So when someone comes in and either their pulses are all choppy, scattered, with jiaos disconnected, and their spirit pulse isn’t connected, try this first. Then refeel the pulses, get the energy flowing to the spirit, and finish the rest of your treatment. Treatments don’t work when the organ systems aren’t connected so if stress is creating a block to the spirit/Heart/SI, then the rest of your point choices may not do as much as you hope they will.
I know what you’re thinking about Ht 8, ouch! Not so. I have always been a good and gentle needler anyway but you just tell people – “you might feel this one a little bit” and it’s over very quickly. BUT, the results in the pulses are fabulous. It’s just amazing what some point combinations can do.
Try it on yourself first – I tell practitioners all the time, if you can needle yourself in a pain-free way, then it shouldn’t hurt your patients.
I have found these points to be a wonderful combination to calm down the brain (via the gallbladder channel) and calm down, open the spirit by taking out the excess fire. It’ll let the person’s body use that fire for more healthful use ….. like back into the Mingmen. Let me know how it goes!