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, or read all point categories and related theory.

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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