Points Database

Location Guides:

: Yangbai : Yang White

GB-14 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 14


Meetings:
Meeting of Gall Bladder with Yang Wei Mai, San Jiao, Stomach and Large Intestine

Location:
On the forehead, 1 cun superior to the middle of the eyebrow, directly above the pupil when the eyes are looking straight ahead. The distance between the eyebrow and the anterior hairline is measured as 3 cun.

Needling:
With the fingers of one hand pinch up the skin over the point and with the other hand needle transversely in an inferior direction 0.5 - 0.8 cun, or needle to connect with Yuyao (M-HN-6) at the midpoint of the eyebrow.

TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind, benefits the head and alleviates pain
Benefits the eyes

TCM Indications:
  • Pain of the forehead, pain of the supraorbital ridge, head wind, wind-cold headache, dizziness pain of the face.
  • Eye pain, lacrimation on exposure to wind, night blindness, short sightedness.
  • Deviation of the mouth and eye, upward staring eyes, drooping of the eyelid, twitching of the eyelids, pain and itching of the pupils.
  • Inability to get warm despite wearing much clothing, shivering and aversion to cold on the back.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Supraorbital nerve, from ophthalamic branch of trigeminal (CN V1)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V1 ophthalamic branch of trigeminal

    Notes:
    The frontalis trigger point is located close to this point but closer the midline, directly above the medial end of the eyebrow on the bladder channel (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual).

    A medieval phlebotomy point is located near here, but closer to the midline, directly above the medial end of the eyebrows, on the bladder channel (Hans von Gersdorff, 1517: Feldtbüch der Wundartzney, www.nlm.nih.gov)

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)


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