Gallbladder Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Gallbladder

GB 1: tong zi liao / Pupil Bone-Hole
Function: Expels wind-heat, clears fire, brightens the eyes.
Indications: Headaches, redness and pain of the eyes, failing vision, lacrimation, deviation of the eyes and mouth.

GB 2: ting hui / Auditory Convergence
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears, expels exterior wind.
Indications: Deafness, tinnitus, toothache, motor impairment of the temporomandibular joint, mumps, deviation of the eye and mouth.

GB 3: shang guan / Upper Gate
Function: Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, boosts the hearing.
Indications: Headache, deafness, tinnitus, diplacusis, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.

GB 4: han yan / Forehead Fullness
Function: Courses wind, quickens connecting vessels, clears heat, settles fright, relieves pain.
Indications: Migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, pain in the outer canthus, toothache, convulsion, epilepsy.

GB 5: xuan lu / Suspended Skull
Function: Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, disperses swelling, relieves pain.
Indications: Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, facial swelling.

GB 6: xuan li / Suspended Tuft
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ear.
Indications: Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, tinnitus, frequent sneezing.

GB 7: qu bin / Temporal Hairline Curve
Function: Clears heat and disperses swelling, extinguishes wind and relieves pain.
Indications: Headache, swelling of cheek, trismus, pain in temporal region, infantile convulsion.

GB 8: shuai gu / Valley Lead
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.
Indications: Migraine, vertigo, vomiting, infantile convulsion.

GB 9: tian chong / Celestial Hub
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, subdues rising Qi, eliminates interior wind, calms spasms, calms the mind.
Indications: Headache, epilepsy, swelling and pin of the gums, convulsion.

GB 10: fu bai / Floating White
Function: Courses and disinhibits the Liver and Gallbladder, dissipates wind and frees the connecting vessels.
Indications: Headache, deafness, tinnitus.

GB 11: tou qiao yin / Head Portal Yin
Function: Clears heat and disinhibits Gallbladder channel damp-heat, frees the ears and disinhibits the throat.
Indications: Pain in the head and neck, tinnitus, deafness, pain in the ears.

GB 12: wan gu / Completion Bone
Function: Eliminates wind, calms spasms, subdues rising Qi, calms the mind.
Indications: Headache, insomnia, swelling of the cheek, retro-auricular pain, deviation of eye and mouth, toothache.

GB 13: ben shen / Root Spirit
Function: Calms the mind, eliminates wind, gathers essence to the head, clears the brain.
Indications: Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.

GB 14: yang bai / Yang White
Function: Eliminates exterior wind, subdues rising Qi.
Indications: Headache in the frontal region, pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain, vertigo, twitching of the eyelids, ptosis of the eyelids, lacrimation.

GB 15: tou lin qi / Head Overlooking Tears
Function: Regulates the mind, balances the emotions, clears brain, brightens eyes, frees the nose.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, lacrimation, pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, manic depression.

GB 16: mu chuang / Eye Window
Function: Courses the channels and connecting vessels, clears head and brightens eyes.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, red and painful eyes, nasal obstruction.

GB 17: zheng ying / Upright Construction
Function: Clears heat and drains the Gallbladder, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Migraine, vertigo.

GB 18: cheng ling / Spirit Support
Function: Calms the mind, clears the brain, drains heat, diffuses Lungs, frees portals.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts and dementia.

GB 19: nao kong / Brain Hollow
Function: Clears the Gallbladder and drains fire, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, rouses the brain and frees the portal.
Indications: Headache, stiffness of the neck, vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus, epilepsy.

GB 20: feng chi / Wind Pool
Function: Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiffness of neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

GB 21: jian jing / Shoulder Well
Function: Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.
Indications: Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

GB 22: yuan ye / Armpit Abyss
Function: Loosens the chest and normalizes Qi, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Fullness of the chest, swelling of the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, pain and motor impairment of the arm.

GB 23: zhe jin / Sinew Seat
Function: Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, calms dyspnea and downbears counterflow.
Indications: Fullness of the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, asthma.

GB 24: ri yue / Sun and Moon
Function: Resolves damp-heat, promotes the function of the Gallbladder and Liver.
Indications: Pain in hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid regurgitations, hiccups, jaundice, mastitis.

GB 25: jing men / Capital Gate
Function: Used more for diagnosis than treatment of kidney problems.
Indications: Abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, pain in lumbar and hypochondriac region.

GB 26: dai mai / Girdling Vessel
Function: Regulates the uterus, resolves damp-heat, regulates the Girdling Vessel.
Indications: Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the lumbar and hypochondriac region.

GB 27: wu shu / Fifth Pivot
Function: Strengthens the lumbar and boosts the Kidneys, courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, treats vaginal discharge.
Indications: Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, lumbar pain, hernia, constipation.

GB 28: wei dao / Linking Path
Function: Courses stagnant Qi, rectifies the intestines, leashes the Girdling Vessel.
Indications: Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, hernia, prolapse of uterus.

GB 29: ju lido / Squatting Bone-Hole
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Pain and numbness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs.

GB 30: huan tiao / Jumping Round
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and blood, resolves damp-heat.
Indications: Pain of the lumbar region and thigh, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, hemiplegia.

GB 31: feng shi / Wind Market
Function: Expels wind, relaxes sinews, strengthens the bones, relieves itching.
Indications: Pain and soreness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis of the lower limbs, beriberi, general pruritus (swelling of skin).

GB 32: zhong du / Central River
Function: Soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessels, expels wind and dissipates cold.
Indications: Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

GB 33: (xi) yang guan / (Knee) Yang Joint
Function: Dispels wind and dissipates cold, soothes the sinews, quickens the connecting vessels and relieves pain.
Indications: Swelling and pain of knee, contracture of tendons in popliteal fossa, numbness of leg.

GB 34: yang ling quan / Yang Mound Spring
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat, removes obstructions from the channel, relaxes the sinews, subdues rebellious Qi.
Indications: Hemiplegia, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the knee, beriberi, hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, jaundice, infantile convulsion.

GB 35: yang liao / Yang Intersection
Function: Relaxes sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain.
Indications: Fullness of chest and hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy, paralysis of leg.

GB 36: wai qiu / Outer Hill
Function: Removes obstruction from the channel, stops pain.
Indications: Pain in the neck, chest, thigh and hypochondriac region, chills and fever that accompany rabies.

GB 37: guang ming / Bright Light
Function: Brightens the eyes, expels wind, clears heat, conducts fire downwards.
Indications: Pain in the knee, muscular atrophy, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, night blindness, distending pain in the breast.

GB 38: yang fu / Yang Assistance
Function: Subdues Liver yang, clears heat, resolves damp-heat.
Indications: Migraine, pain of the outer canthus, pain in the axillary region, scrofula, lumbar pain, pain in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region and lateral aspect of the lower extremities, malaria.

GB 39: xuan zhong / Suspended Bend
Function: Benefits essence, nourishes marrow, eliminates wind, strengthens sinews and bones, clears and cools damp-heat, benefits Liver and Gallbladder.
Indications: Apoplexy, hemiplegia, pain in neck, abdominal distension, pain in hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, spastic pain of the leg, beriberi.

GB 40: qiu xu / Hill Ruins
Function: Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi.
Indications: Pain in the neck, swelling in the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid regurgitation, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, malaria, pain and swelling of the external malleolus.

GB 41: (zu) lin qi / (Foot) Overlooking Tears
Function: Resolves damp-heat, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, regulates the Girdling Vessel.
Indications: Headache, vertigo, pain of the outer canthus, scrofula, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot and toe.

GB 42: di wu hui / Earth Five-Fold
Function: Clears the Liver and drains the Gallbladder, brightens the eyes and sharpens hearing.
Indications: Pain of the canthus, tinnitus, distending pain of the breast, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot.

GB 43: jia xi / Pinched Ravine
Function: Subdues Liver yang, benefits the ears, resolves damp-heat.
Indications: Headache, dizziness, vertigo, pain in outer canthus, tinnitus, deafness, swelling of the cheek, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, febrile diseases.

GB 44: (zu) qiao yin / (Foot) Portal Yin
Function: Subdues Liver yang, benefits the eyes, calms the mind.
Indications: Migraine, deafness, tinnitus, ophthalmalgia, dream-disturbed sleep, febrile diseases.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

GB 1

tong zi liao

Pupil Bone-Hole

Expels wind-heat, clears fire, brightens the eyes.

Headache, redness and pain of the eyes, failing of vision, lacrimation, deviation of the eye and mouth.

GB 2

ting hui

Auditory Convergence

Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears, expels exterior wind.

Deafness, tinnitus, toothache, motor impairment of the temporomandibular joint, mumps, deviation of the eye and mouth.

GB 3

shang guan

Upper Gate

Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, boosts the hearing.

Headache, deafness, tinnitus, diplacusis, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.

GB 4

han yan

Forehead Fullness

Courses wind, quickens connecting vessels, clears heat, settles fright, relieves pain.

Migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, pain in the outer canthus, toothache, convulsion, epilepsy.

GB 5

xuan lu

Suspended Skull

Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, disperses swelling, relieves pain.

Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, facial swelling.

GB 6

xuan li

Suspended Tuft

Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ear.

Migraine, pain in the outer canthus, tinnitus, frequent sneezing.

GB 7

qu bin

Temporal Hairline Curve

Clears heat and disperses swelling, extinguishes wind and relieves pain.

Headache, swelling of cheek, trismus, pain in temporal region, infantile convulsion.

GB 8

shuai gu

Valley Lead

Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.

Migraine, vertigo, vomiting, infantile convulsion.

GB 9

tian chong

Celestial Hub

Removes obstructions from the channel, subdues rising Qi, eliminates interior wind, calms spasms, calms the mind.

Headache, epilepsy, swelling and pin of the gums, convulsion.

GB 10

fu bai

Floating White

Courses and disinhibits the Liver and Gallbladder, dissipates wind and frees the connecting vessels.

Headache, deafness, tinnitus.

GB 11

tou qiao yin

Head Portal Yin

Clears heat and disinhibits Gallbladder channel damp-heat, frees the ears and disinhibits the throat.

Pain in the head and neck, tinnitus, deafness, pain in the ears.

GB 12

wan gu

Completion Bone

Eliminates wind, calms spasms, subdues rising Qi, calms the mind.

Headache, insomnia, swelling of the cheek, retro-auricular pain, deviation of eye and mouth, toothache.

GB 13

ben shen

Root Spirit

Calms the mind, eliminates wind, gathers essence to the head, clears the brain.

Headache, insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy.

GB 14

yang bai

Yang White

Eliminates exterior wind, subdues rising Qi.

Headache in the frontal region, pain of the orbital ridge, eye pain, vertigo, twitching of the eyelids ptosis of the eyelids, lacrimation.

GB 15

tou lin qi

Head Overlooking Tears

Regulates the mind, balances the emotions, clears brain, brightens eyes, frees the nose.

Headache, vertigo, lacrimation, pain in outer canthus, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, manic depression.

GB 16

mu chuang

Eye Window

Courses the channels and connecting vessels, clears head and brightens the eyes.

Headache, vertigo, red and painful eyes, nasal obstruction.

GB 17

zheng ying

Upright Construction

Clears heat and drains the Gallbladder, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.

Migraine, vertigo.

GB 18

cheng ling

Spirit Support

Calms the mind, clears the brain, drain heat, diffuse Lungs, frees portals.

Headache, vertigo, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, obsessive thoughts and dementia.

GB 19

nao kong

Brain Hollow

Clears the Gallbladder and drains fire, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, rouses the brain and frees the portals.

Headache, stiffness of the neck, vertigo, painful eyes, tinnitus, epilepsy.

GB 20

feng chi

Wind Pool

Eliminates wind (interior and exterior), subdues Liver yang, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears, clears heat, clears the brain.

Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiffness of neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea.

GB 21

jian jing

Shoulder Well

Relaxes sinews, promotes lactation, promotes delivery.

Pain and rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back, motor impairment of the arm, insufficient lactation, mastitis, scrofula, apoplexy, difficult labor.

GB 22

yuan ye

Armpit Abyss

Loosens the chest and normalizes Qi, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.

Fullness of the chest, swelling of the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, pain and motor impairment of the arm.

GB 23

zhe jin

Sinew Seat

Courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, calms dyspnea and downbears counterflow.

Fullness of the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, asthma.

GB 24

ri yue

Sun and Moon

Resolves damp-heat, promotes the function of the Gallbladder and Liver.

Pain in hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid regurgitation, hiccups, jaundice, mastitis.

GB 25

jing men

Capital Gate

Used more for diagnosis than treatment of Kidney problems.

Abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, pain in lumbar and hypochondriac region.

GB 26

dai mai

Girdling Vessel

Regulates the uterus, resolves damp-heat, regulates the Girdle Vessel.

Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, abdominal pain, hernia, pain in the lumbar and hypochondriac region.

GB 27

wu shu

Fifth Pivot

Strengthens the lumbar and boosts the Kidneys, courses the Liver and rectifies Qi, treats vaginal discharge.

Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, lumbar pain, hernia, constipation.

GB 28

wei dao

Linking Path

Courses stagnant Qi, rectifies the intestines, leashes the Girdle Vessel.

Leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, hernia, prolapse of uterus.

GB 29

ju lido

Squatting Bone-Hole

Removes obstructions from the channel.

Pain and numbness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs.

GB 30

huan tiao

Jumping Round

Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and blood, resolves damp-heat.

Pain of the lumbar region and thigh, muscular atrophy of lower limbs, hemiplegia.

GB 31

feng shi

Wind Market

Expels wind, relaxes sinews, strengthens the bones, relieves itching.

Pain and soreness in the thigh and lumbar region, paralysis of the lower limbs, beriberi, general pruritus (swelling of skin).

GB 32

zhong du

Central River

Soothes sinews, quickens the connecting vessels, expels wind and dissipates cold.

Pain and soreness of the thigh and knee, numbness and weakness of the lower limbs, hemiplegia.

GB 33

(xi) yang guan

(Knee) Yang Joint

Dispels wind and dissipates cold, soothes the sinews, quickens the connecting vessels, and relieves pain.

Swelling and pain of knee, contracture of tendons in popliteal fossa, numbness of leg.

GB 34

yang ling quan

Yang Mound Spring

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, resolves damp-heat, removes obstructions from the channel, relaxes the sinews, subdues rebellious Qi.

Hemiplegia, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the knee, beriberi, hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting, jaundice, infantile convulsion.

GB 35

yang liao

Yang Intersection

Relaxes sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain.

Fullness of chest and hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy, paralysis of leg.

GB 36

wai qiu

Outer Hill

Removes obstruction from the channel, stops pain.

Pain in the neck, chest, thigh and hypochondriac region, chills and fever that accompany rabies.

GB 37

guang ming

Bright Light

Brightens the eyes, expels wind, clears heat, conducts fire downwards.

Pain in the knee, muscular atrophy, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, night blindness, distending pain in the breast.

GB 38

yang fu

Yang Assistance

Subdues Liver yang, clears heat, resolves damp-heat.

Migraine, pain of the outer canthus, pain in the axillary region, scrofula, lumbar pain, pain in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region and lateral aspect of the lower extremities, malaria.

GB 39

xuan zhong (often called: jue gu)

Suspended Bell (often called: Severed Bone)

Benefits essence, nourishes marrow, eliminates wind, strengthens sinews and bones, clears and cools damp-heat, benefits Liver and Gallbladder.

Apoplexy, hemiplegia, pain in neck, abdominal distension, pain in hypochondriac region, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, spastic pain of the leg, beriberi.

GB 40

qiu xu

Hill Ruins

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi.

Pain in the neck, swelling in the axillary region, pain in the hypochondriac region, vomiting, acid regurgitation, muscular atrophy of the lower limbs, malaria, pain and swelling of the external malleolus.

GB 41

(zu) lin qi

(Foot) Overlooking Tears

Resolves damp-heat, promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, regulates the Girdle Vessel.

Headache, vertigo, pain of the outer canthus, scrofula, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the dorsum of the foot and toe.

GB 42

di wu hui

Earth Five-Fold

Clears the Liver and drains the Gallbladder, brightens the eyes and sharpens hearing.

Pain of the canthus, tinnitus, distending pain of the breast, swelling and pain of the dorsum of foot.

GB 43

jia xi

Pinched Ravine

Subdues Liver yang, benefits the ears, resolves damp-heat.

Headache, dizziness, vertigo, pain in outer canthus, tinnitus, deafness, swelling of the cheek, pain in hypochondriac region, distending pain of the breast, febrile diseases.

GB 44

(zu) qiao yin

(Foot) Portal Yin

Subdues Liver yang, benefits the eyes, calms the mind.

Migraine, deafness, tinnitus, ophthalmalgia, dream-disturbed sleep, febrile diseases.