GB 40

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 40 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 40" , 丘墟, is represented by "Qiu Xu" in pinyin and "Hill Ruins" in english and may be found:

Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus in a depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus


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

  • Local point for issues of the lower limbs a/or ankles - weakness, paralysis, atrophy.
  • Wrist issues using the cross joints needling method.
  • Chronic mallaria where chills are predominant


Gb 40 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore gb 40 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo.

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 41 (Opposite end of channel issues (i.e. head/face) -…) are nearby.

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