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Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

The Gall Bladder Meridian starts from the outer corner of the eye and divides into two branches. One branch runs externally and weaves back and forth at the lateral side of the head. After curving behind the ear, it reaches the top of the shoulder and crosses the lateral side of rib cage and abdomen, until it ends up at the side of the hip. The other branch enters the cheek and runs internally downward, through the neck and chest to connect with the gall bladder.

It continues moving downwards and comes out in the lower abdomen, where it connects with the other branch at the hip. The hip branch then runs toward the lateral side of the thigh and lower leg. After crossing the ankle, it goes over the foot to reach to the tip of the fourth toe. Another small branch leaves the meridian and terminates at the big toe to connect with the Liver Meridian.

Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian
Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

The Gall Bladder Channel is a yang channel that consists of 44 points. It starts from the outer corner of the eye, runs laterally and backwards towards the ear where it then runs back and forth at the lateral side of the head before running forward above the eye then returning backwards and curving behind the ear.

It then reaches the top of the shoulder and crosses the lateral side of rib cage and abdomen, until it ends up at the side of the hip. It then runs toward the lateral side of the thigh and lower leg. After crossing the ankle, it goes over the foot to reach to the tip of the 4th toe. A small connecting branch leaves the meridian and connects the Gall Bladder and Liver Meridians.

Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian
Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

The Gall Bladder Meridian is another long channel that runs the length of the entire body. It has an extensive distribution of points on the lateral aspects of the head that are often employed in the management of headaches. In a purely musculoskeletal setting however the most common Gall Bladder points needled are GB 20 and GB 21 at the neck and shoulder, GB 30 in the gluteal region and GB 34 distal to the lateral aspect of the knee.

Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian
Acupuncture GallBladder Meridian

Acupuncture Channels/Meridians

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