Points Database

Location Guides:

: Xuanlu : Suspended Skull

GB-5 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 5


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

Location:
In the temporal region, within the hairline, half the distance between Touwei St-8 and Qubin GB-7.

Needling:
Transverse insertion 0.5 - 1.5 cun in the direction of symptoms or to connect with other points.

TCM Actions:
Expels wind and clears heat
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • One-sided headache extending to the outer canthus, pain of the outer canthus, headache.
  • Toothache, pain, swelling and redness of the skin of the face, nosebleed, incessant turbid nasal discharge, rhinitis, febrile disease with agitation and fullness and absence of sweating.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Auriculo-temporal nerve from posterior division of mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V3 mandibular branch of trigeminal


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