Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Yangqiao : Yang Intersection

GB-35 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 35

Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Wei Mai

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Yang Wei Mai

On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun superior to the prominence of the lateral malleolus, in the depression at the posterior border of the fibula.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Activates the channel and alleviates pain
Regulates the gall bladder and calms the spirit

TCM Indications:
  • Swelling and pain of the knee, atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the lower limb, cold painful obstruction, contraction of the sinews in sudden turmoil disorder.
  • Mania induced by fright, fullness, distension and pain of the chest and lateral costal region, swelling of the face and eyes, throat painful obstruction.

    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf (L5 - S2)
    Dermatome Segment: L5

    Su Wen ch. 41, To Pierce Lower Back Pain, advises piercing this point in cases of lumbar ache with swelling above the pain (or rising pain) due to dammed up Qi.


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

    Reference Notes: (click to display)