GB 43

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 43 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 43" , 俠谿, is represented by "Xia Xi" in pinyin and "Pinched Ravine" in english and may be found:

On the dorsum of the foot between the 4th and 5th toes, proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin


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

  • Ying Spring Point - clears heat from the entire channel.
  • Effects opposite end of the channel - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, eye a/or ear pain.
  • GB Damp Heat stagnations in the channel - swelling in axillary region, lateral costal pain, breast abscesses, knee pain


Gb 43 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 44 (Ying Spring Point - Clears heat from the channel …) are nearby.

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