(GB) Gall Bladder Meridian - Point Functions Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Functions
GB 1 LV Yang/Heat rising to head, headache, eye problems, pain, inflammation
GB 2 ear issues, tinnitus, otitis media, deafness, local point for wind, TMJ, facial paralysis
GB 8 migraine, one-sided headaches w/nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, hangover
GB 12 dispel exterior a/or interior wind from the head, tremors, headache, regulate/calm the spirit, insomnia
GB 14 frontal/temporal headache, eye pain, swelling, itching
GB 15 excessive tearing from internal/external wind, sinus issues, sinusitis, rhinitis
GB 20 dispel exterior/interior wind, all issues of the head/brain, seizures, mental/neurological issues, headache, eye, neck, shoulder, upper back issues, hypertension esp. w/LV Yang rising
GB 21 local for occipital headache, tight neck/shoulders, clears phlegm from head/neck, stroke, lumps, mastitis, influences Qi downwards, cough, difficult labor
GB 24 GB front mu, LV/GB issues w/heat/stagnation, gallstones, hepatitis, LV/GB attacking SP, nausea, bitter taste, vomiting, GB related emotional issues, fearfullness, shyness, timidity
GB 25 KD front mu, local for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral costal region esp. w/KD deficiency, KD/SP dampness, diarrhea, bloating, diuretic, urinary retention, oedema, assist passage of uterine stones
GB 26 women's issues, leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, menstrual related pains, migraines, bloating, local for lower back/waist
GB 27 men's issues, testicular pain a/or retraction, shan disorder
GB 29 hip pain, shoulder pain using cross needling
GB 30 sciatica, pain, numbness of lower back, hips, buttocks a/or lower limbs, bi or wei syndromes of lower body
GB 31 red, itchy skin issues from wind a/or dampness anywhere on the body, lateral/posterior leg issues, sciatica, numbness
GB 34 he sea, earth, hui meeting sinews, GB lower he sea, all soft tissue issues anywhere in the body, contracture, cramping, pain, sciatica and lower body issues, all disorders involving the lateral aspects of the body, GB damp-heat, cholecystitis, hepatitis, shao yang level diseases w/bitter taste, LV attacking SP, counterflow qi, nausea
GB 35 yang wei xi cleft, local point
GB 36 xi cleft, rabies, acute cholecystitis, acute painful skin conditions
GB 37 luo connecting, LV related eye issues, redness, night blindness, lower leg/foot issues, dropped foot, oedema, headaches around the eyes, breast problems from LV Qi stagnation, pain, insufficient lactation
GB 38 jing river, fire, GB channel issues, pain, stagnation, cool fever period of shao yang level diseases
GB 39 hui meeting of marrow, all conditions effecting the marrow, ligaments, tendons, etc., chronic bi or wei syndromes, neck issues, pain, whiplash, descend LV/GB heat, dizziness, tinnitus
GB 40 yuan source, chronic mallaria, local for lower limbs, wrist issues with cross needling
GB 41 shu stream, wood, dai mai master w/TH 5 yang wei master, moves LV Qi, menstrual/breast disorders, distal point for headaches, eye problems, swelling, redness, lacrimation issues, local for lateral foot pain
GB 43 ying spring, water, clear heat from entire channel, effects opposite end, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, GB damp-heat stagnation, swellings in axillary region, lateral costal pain, knee pain
GB 44 jing well, metal, insomnia esp. w/nightmares, LV/GB heat rising to the HT, fullness below the heart, sense organ issues, pain, inflammation, speech disorders, stiff tongue

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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