Gallbladder Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Gallbladder

    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.