GB 1

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 1" , 瞳子髎, is represented by "Tong Zi Liao" in pinyin and "Pupil Bone Hole" in english and may be found:

.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • LV Yang/Heat Rising effecting the head - headache, eye problems, similar to Taiyang which is used more.
  • Local point for manifestations of heat - pain, inflammation, etc

GB 1 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)


Gb 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the GB, TH & SI Meridians

Explore gb 1 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point.

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