GB 36

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 36 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 36" , 外丘, is represented by "Wai Qiu" in pinyin and "Outer Hill" in english and may be found:

7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula


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

  • Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w/rage, fever, convulsions - moxa 3 cones after bite.
  • Acute cholecystitis.
  • Acute painful skin conditions


Gb 36 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore gb 36 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft.

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 37 (Generally for excess and more acute disorders of …) and ST 39 (Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdomina…) are nearby.

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