(GB) Gall Bladder Meridian - Graphic

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.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit ** No Moxa ** .5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit ** No Moxa ** Anterior to the intergragic notch at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible (located with the mouth open) In a depression directly above ST 7 on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in front of the ear ** No Deep Needle ** In a depression directly above ST 7 on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in front of the ear ** No Deep Needle ** 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 Within the hairline midway between ST 8 and GB 7 Within the hairline midway between ST 8 and GB 7 Within the hairline midway between ST 8 and GB 7 Within the hairline at the junction of the lower 1/4 and upper 1/4 distance between ST 8 and GB 7 On the head at the crossing point of the vertical posterior border of the temple and the horizontal line through the ear apex (1 fingerbreadth anterior to TH 20) Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex) Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex) .5 cun posterior to GB 8, 2 cun within the hairline directly above the posterior border of the auricle ** No Moxa ** 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 and GB 12 Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and lower 1/3 of the curved line connecting GB 9 to GTB 12 In a depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process .5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GB 24 (junction of medial 2/3 and lateral 1/3 distance from GV 24 to ST 8) .5 cun within the hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GB 24 (junction of medial 2/3 and lateral 1/3 distance from GV 24 to ST 8) On the forehead, directly above the pupil, 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow 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) 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 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 On the head, 3.5 cun above the AHL and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 16) On the head, 3.5 cun above the AHL and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 16) On the head, 5 cun above the AHL and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head (1.5 cun posterior to GB 17) 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) In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscles and the trapezius, level with GV 16 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 ** No Needle During Pregnancy and/or In Patients with a history of Heart Disease ** On the midaxillary line, when arm is raised, below the axilla in the 5th ICS (directly below HT 1) ** No Moxa ** 1 cun anterior to GB 22 at the level of the nipple in the 5th ICS Directly below the nipple in the 7th ICS, 4 cun lateral to the AML On the lateral side of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib 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) On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the ASIS, 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus (lateral to CV 4) Anterior and inferior to the ASIS, .5 cun anterior and inferior to GB 27 In a depression at the midpoint between the ASIS and the prominence of the greater trochanter 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 patient in a lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed) Within the hairline midway between ST 8 and GB 7 Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and lower 1/3 of the curved line connecting GB 9 to GTB 12 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) terms of use
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 patient in a lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed) 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, point is at tip of their middle finger 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 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 biceps femoris tendon ** No Moxa ** In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the posterior border of the fibula, level with GB 36 & UB 58 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula 5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula 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 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 Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus in a depression on the lateral side of the extensor digitorum longus tendon Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint in a depression lateral to the tendon of extensor digiti minimi Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint between the 4th and 5th metatarsals on the medial side of the extensor digiti minimi tendon ** No Moxa ** Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint between the 4th and 5th metatarsals on the medial side of the extensor digiti minimi tendon ** No Moxa ** 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 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 .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 4th toe terms of use

 

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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