Gall Bladder Meridian Pathway & Point Locations

Gall Bladder Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Foot Lesser Yang (Shao Yang) of the Gall bladder 44 points

The gall bladder channel of the Foot-Shaoyang starts from the outer canthus of the eye, and desends to the anterior aspect of the ear. Then ascends to the corner of the forehead, and then winds downward posterior to th ear. Then arches forward to the forehead at the midpoint of the eyebrow. It then runs above the hairline to the lateral side of the neck. Travels highest point of the trapezius muscle. From there it further descends to the axilla and enters the chest. It then travels interiorly in the hypochondriac region, emerging at the lateral side of the lower abdomen near the femoral artery in the inguinal region. Then it curves along the margin of the public hair and runs transversely into the hip region. It then travels downward along the lateral side of thigh to the lateral side of the knee. Further descending along the anterior aspect of the fibula, it reaches the lower end of the fibula, and the anterior aspect of the lateral malleolus. Following the dorsum of the foot, it terminates at the lateral side of the fourth toe's tip.

Acupuncture Gall Bladder Meridian

GB1 Tongziliao
0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit.

GB2 Tinghui
Anterior to the intertragic notch at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible with the mouth open.

GB3 Shangguan
Anterior to the ear, in the depression directly above ST7 on the upper border of the zygomatic arch.

GB4 Hanyan
Within the hairline at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 distance between ST8 and GB7.

GB5 Xuanlu
Within the hairline midway between ST8 and GB7.

GB6 Xuanli
Within the hairline at the junction of the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 distance between ST8 and GB7.

GB7 Qubin
Within the hariline, anterior and superior to the auricle, about 1 cun anterior to TW20.

GB8 Shuaigu
Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline.

GB9 Tianchong
0.5 cun posterior to GB8, 2 cun within the hairline directly above the posterior border of the auricle.

GB10 Fubai
Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and upper 1/3 of the curve between GB9 and GB12.

GB11 Touqiaoyin
Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and lower 1/3 of the curve between GB9 and GB12 .

GB12 Wangu
In the depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process.

Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

GB13 Benshen
0.5 cun within the hairline on the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV4. Midway between ST8 and BL4.

GB14 Yangbai
On the forehead directly above the pupil, 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow.

GB15 Toulinqi
Directly above GB14, within the hairline, midway between GV24 and ST8.

GB16 Muchuang
1.5 cun posterior to GB15, 2 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV22.

GB17 Zhengying
1.5 cun posterior to GB16, 3.5 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV21.

GB18 Chengling
1.5 cun posterior to GB17, 5 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV20.

GB19 Naokong
At the upper border of the external occipital protuberance, 2.5 cun lateral and level to GV 17. directly above GB20.

GB20 Fengchi
In the depression created between the origins of the Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius muscles, at the junction of the occipital and nuchal regions. Lateral and level with GV16.

GB21 Jianjing
Midway between the spinous process of C7 (GV14) and the acromion process at the highest point of the trapezius muscle.

GB22 Yuanye
With the arm raised, 3 cun below the axilla on the midline in the 4th intercostal space, below HT1.

GB23 Zhejin
1 cun anterior to GB 22 in the 4th intercostal space, level with the nipple.

GB24 Riyue
Directly below the nipple in the 7th intercostal space, inferior to LV14.

GB25 Jingmen
On the lateral side of the abdomen, at the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib.

GB26 Daimai
Directly below LV 13 at the free end of the 11th rib level with the umbilicus (CV8)

GB27 Wushu
On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the ASIS, 3 cun below the level of umbilicus, lateral to CV4.

GB28 Weidao
Anterior and inferior to the ASIS, 0.5 cun anterior and inferior to GB27.

GB29 Juliao
In a depression at the midpoint between the ASIS and the greater trocanter of the femur.

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GB30 Huantiao
At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the greater trocanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV2)

GB31 Fengshi
7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease on the lateral midline of thigh, where the tip of the middle finger touches when the patient is standing and hands are at their sides.

GB32 Zhongdu
At the lateral side of the thigh 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease between vastus lateralis and biceps femoris muscles, 2 cun below GB31.

GB33 Xiyangguan
On the lateral side of the thigh 3 cun above the transverse popliteal crease in a depression superior and posterior to the lateral condle of the femur, between the femur and the tendon of biceps femoris.

GB34 Yanglingquan
In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.

GB35 Yangjiao
7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the posterior border of the fibula.

GB36 Waiqui
7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.

GB37 Guangming
5 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.

GB38 Yangfu
4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.

GB39 Xuanzhong
3 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous in a depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneous longus and brevis muscles.

GB39 is known as the "Influential Point of Marrow". Located just above the external malleolus. Marrow is generally referred to assisting brain function or to bone marrow itself. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) bone marrow does not have a relationship to blood formation as it does in Western physiology. Therefore it is not typically used for blood disorders as one might think.
Read the full article The Eight (Hui) Influential Points

GB40 Qiuxu
Anterior and inferior to the lateral malleous in a depression on the lateral side of the extensor digitorum longus tendon.

GB41 Zulinqi
On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.

GB42 Diwuhui
Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi.

GB43 Xiaxi
On the dorsum of the foot between the fourth and fifth metatarsals 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin.

GB44 Zuqiaoyin
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the fourth toe.

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