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Gallbladder Locations

AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
GB 1** .5 cun lateral to the outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbit. eye problems of hot nature
GB 2*** Anterior to the intertragic notch, at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible. The point is located with the mouth open. local point; ear and jaw
GB 3* In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above ST 7. local
GB 4* Within the hairline of the temporal region, at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 of the distance between ST 8 and GB 7. local
GB 5* Within the hairline of the temporal region, at the midpoint of the line joining ST 8 and GB 7. local
GB 6* Within the hairline, at the junction of the lower 1/4 and the upper 3/4 of the distance between ST 8 and GB 7. local
GB 7* Directly above the posterior border of the auricle, 2 cun within the hairline, about .5 cun posterior to GB 8. local
GB 8** Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline.  
GB 9* Directly above the posterior border of the auricle, 2 cun within the hairline, about .5 cun posterior to GB 8. local
GB 10* Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, midway of the curved line drawn from GB 9 to GB 11. local
GB 11* Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, on the line drawn connecting GB 10 and GB 12. local
GB 12** In the depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process. insomnia; local neck and head pain; behind ear
GB 13** .5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV 24.  
GB 14*** On the forehead, 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the eyebrow. eye problems; frontal and temporal HA
GB 15* Directly above GB 14, .5 cun within the hairline, midway between GV 24 and ST 8. local
GB 16* 1.5 cun posterior to GB 15, on the line connecting GB 15 and GB 20. local
GB 17* 1.5 cun posterior to GB 16, on the line connecting GB 15 and GB 20. local
GB 18* 1.5 cun posterior to GB 17, on the line connecting GB 15 and GB 20. local
GB 19* Directly above GB 20, at the level with GB 17, on the lateral side of the external occipital protuberance.  
GB 20**** In the depression between the upper portion of the SCM and muscle trapezius, on the same level with GB 16. wind (internal as in LV, external as in OPI); opens head (eyes, ears, nose, HA); insomnia; LV yang (heat, anger, eyes, high BP)
AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
GB 21*** Midway between GV 14 and the acromion, at the highest point of the shoulder. very moving; neck, arm, local pain; sends qi down; spreads LV qi; also for breast problems
GB 22* On the mid axillary line when the arm is raised, 3 cun below the axilla. local
GB 23* 1 cun anterior to GB 22, approximately at the level with the nipple. local
GB 24*** One rib below LV 14, directly below the nipple, in the 7th intercostal space. LV/GB damp heat; LV invading the ST; front mu of GB
GB 25** On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib. front mu of KD; pain from lumbar region
GB 26*** Directly below the free end of the 11th rib, where the LV 13 is located, at the level of the umbilicus. dai mai; leucorrhoea; holds things in; GYN damp heat in lower warmer like cystitis
GB 27* On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the superior iliac spine, 3 cun below the umbilicus. local
GB 28** Anterior and inferior to the ASIS, .5 cun anterior and inferior to GB 27. local; prolapsed uterus
GB 29*** IN the depression of the midpoint between the ASIS and the great trochanter. hip; lumbar to thigh
GB 30**** At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the greater trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV 2). When locating this point, put patient in lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed. main hip point; sciatica; lumbar to thigh
GB 31* On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse political crease. When the patient is standing erect with hands at sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches. local; wind; skin itching; numbness; paralysis
GB 32* On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, between vastus lateralis and biceps femoris. local
GB 33* 3 cun above GB 34, lateral to the knee joint, between the tendon of biceps femoris and the femur. local
GB 34**** In the depression anterior and in inferior to the head of the fibula. smoothes LV; damp heat; relaxes tendons; shoulder; very moving and good for sciatica and leg pain; body pain point
GB 35* 7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleolus, on the posterior border of the fibula. local
GB 36** 7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula. xi c"center"; local mostly
GB 37*** 5 cun directly above the tip of the lateral malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula. eyes; luo point; local
GB 38** 4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the lateral malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula, between m. extensor digitorum longus and m. peroneus brevis. for point; distal for migraines with LV fire; whole body pain
GB 39*** 3 cun above the lateral malleolus, in the depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of m. peroneus longus and brevis. meeting point of marrow and three leg yang; marrow; meridians; bones (fractures); tonifying for marrow
GB 40*** Anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus. ankle; shao yang
GB 41*** In the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot. dai mai master point; GYN LV problems; breast; distal point for head
GB 42* Between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot. local
GB 43** On the dorsum of the foot, between the 4th and 5th toes, proximal to the margin of the web.  
GB 44** On the lateral side of the 4th toe, about .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.  

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