GB 39

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 39 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 39" , 懸鐘, is represented by "Xuan Zhong (alt. Jue Gu)" in pinyin and "Suspended Bell (alt. Severed Bone)" in english and may be found:

3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus in a depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneous longus and brevis


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

  • Hui Meeting of the Marrow - excess or deficiency conditions effecting the bone marrow, ligaments, tendons, muscles a/or bones - pain, spasms, numbness, weakness.
  • Chronic Bi or Wei syndromes especially with KD Deficiency - thought to strenghthen immunity.
  • Neck issues, stiffness, arthritis, strain, sprain, whiplash, headache.
  • Descends rising LV/GB heat - dizziness, tinnitus.  


Gb 39 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore gb 39 functional grouping theory - Hui Meeting.

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