GB 26

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 26 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 26" , 帶脈, is represented by "Dai Mai" in pinyin and "Girdling Vessel" in english and may be found:

Directly below LV 13 at the crossing point of a vertical line through the free end of the 11th rib and a horizontal line through the umbilicus (level with CV 8)


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

  • GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the Dai Mai meridian which influences the GB, KD, Chong Mai, CV & GV Meridians.
  • GB 26 is most useful for women's issues - leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, prolapses, infertility.
  • Menstrual related pains, cramping, bloating a/or migraines.
  • Local point for the lower back and waist


Gb 26 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the GB & Dai Mai Meridians

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 16 (Cold a/or Dry effecting the lower abdomen a/or in…) and SP 15 (Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation,…) are nearby.

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