The GB Meridian - Locations Chart

The GB Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (GB) Gall Bladder Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

Meridian Graphic

There Are 44 Points Along The (GB) Gall Bladder Meridian ...

The GB Meridian Locations Chart

GB 1 Pupil Bone Hole

.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit.

GB 2 Auditory Convergence

Anterior to the intertragic notch at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible (located with the mouth open).

GB 3 Upper Gate

In a depression directly above ST 7 on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in front of the ear.

GB 4 Forehead Fullness

Within the hairline of the temporal region at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 distance between ST 8 and GB 7.

GB 5 Suspended Skull

Within the hairline, midway between ST 8 and GB 7.

GB 6 Suspended Tuft

Within the hairline at the junction of the lower 1/4 and the upper 3/4 distance between ST 8 and GB 7.

GB 7 Temporal Hairline Curve

On the head at the crossing point of the vertical posterior border of the temple at a horizontal line through the ear apex (1 fingerbreadth anterior to TH 20).

GB 8 Valley Lead

Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex).

GB 9 Celestial Hub

.5 cun posterior to GV 8, 2 cun within the hairline, directly above the posterior border of the auricle.

GB 10 Floating White

At the midpoint of the curve from GB 9 to GB 11, posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle 1/3 and upper 1/3 of curved line connecting GB 9 to GB 12

GB 11 Head Portal Yin

Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and lower 1/3 of a curved line connecting GB 9 to GB 12

GB 12 Completion Bone

In a depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process

GB 13 Root Spirit

.5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV 24 (junction of medial 2/3 and lateral 1/3 distance from GV 24 to ST 8)

GB 14 Yang White

On the forehead, directly above the pupil, 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow

GB 15 Head Overlooking Tears

On the head, directly above the pupil, .5 cun above the anterior hairline at the midpoint of a line connecting GV 24 to ST 8 (directly above GB 14).

GB 16 Eye Windows

On the head, 1.5 cun posterior to GB 15, 2 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.

GB 17 Upright Construction

On the head, 3.5 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 16).

GB 18 Spirit Support

On the head, 5 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 17).

GB 19 Brain Hollow

On the head and level with the upper border of the external occipital protruberance or GV 17, 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (directly above GB 20, level with GV 17).

GB 20 Wind Pool

In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius, level with GV 16

GB 21 Shoulder Well

On the shoulder directly above the nipple at the midpoint of a line connecting GV 14 and the acromion at the highest point of the shoulder.

GB 22 Armpit Abyss

On the midaxillary line when the arm is raised below the axilla in the 5th ICS (directly below HT 1).

GB 23 Sinew Seat

1 cun anterior to GB 22, level with the nipple in the 5th ICS.

GB 24 Sun and Moon

Directly below the nipple in the 7th ICS, 4 cun lateral to the AML

GB 25 Capital Gate

On the lateral side of the abdomen on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib

GB 26 Girdling Vessel

Directly below LV 13 at the crossing point of a vertical line through the free end of the 11th rib and a horizontal line through the umbilicus (level with CV 8)

GB 27 Fifth Pivot

On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the ASIS, 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus (lateral to CV 4)

GB 28 Linking Path

Anterior and Inferior to the ASIS, .5 cun anterior and inferior to GB 27

GB 29 Squatting Bone Hole

In a depression at the midpoint between the prominence of the greater trochanter and the ASIS

GB 30 Jumping Round

At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 distance between the prominence of the greater trochanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV 2), (located with the patient in a lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed).

GB 31 Wind Market

On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease, when patient is standing erect with hands close to sides the point is at the tip of their middle finger.

GB 32 Central River

On the lateral aspect of the thigh, 5 cun above the popliteal crease, 2 cun below GB 31, between the tendons of vastus lateralis and biceps femoris.

GB 33 Knee Yang Joint

3 cun above GB 34, lateral to the knee joint, in a depression above the external epicondyle of the femur, between the femur and the tendon of biceps femoris.

GB 34 Yang Mound Spring

In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula

GB 35 Yang Intersection

7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the posterior border of the fibula, level with GB 36 & UB 58

GB 36 Outer Hill

7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula

GB 37 Bright Light

5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula

GB 38 Yang Assistance

4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula between extensor digitorum longus and peroneous brevis

GB 39 Suspended Bell (alt. Severed Bone)

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

GB 40 Hill Ruins

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

GB 41 Foot Overlooking Tears

Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint in a depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digiti minimi

GB 42 Earth Fivefold Convergence

Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint between the 4th and 5th metatarsals on the medial side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi.

GB 43 Pinched Ravine

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

GB 44 Foot Portal Yin

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

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