GB 44

Acupuncture Point Theory

GB 44 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "GB 44" , 足竅陰, is represented by "Zu Qiao Yin" in pinyin and "Foot Portal Yin" in english and may be found:

.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 4th toe


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

  • Insomnia especially with nightmares - LV/GB heat rising to effect the HT (fullness below the heart).
  • Issues with the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue) related to excesses a/or stagnation - pain, inflammation, speech disorders, stiff tongue


Gb 44 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore gb 44 functional grouping theory - Five Shu.

While not necessarily valid clinically, ST 45 (Release heat a/or move stagnation from the channe…) are nearby.

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