Gallbladder Starts at: GB1. Location: 0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit. Use: LR Yang/Heat Rising effecting the head - headache, eye problems, similar to Taiyang which is used more.Taiyang Local Tx. Ends at: GB44. Location: Location: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 4th toe. Use: Insomnia especially with nightmares - LR/GB heat rising to effect the HT (fullness below the heart). Issues with the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue) related to excesses a/or stagnation - pain, inflammation, speech disorders, stiff tongue.
Function It secretes the pure and potent bile fluids. The common tension headache is caused by obstruction in the gall-bladder meridian, which runs up over the shoulders and back of the neck to the top of the head and forehead. Such headaches are usually accompanied by neck and shoulder tension. The gall bladder governs decisiveness.
Important Points GB1-20: Local Points. Use: Depends on what structure they are close to. GB13: Location: Location: 0.5 cun within the hairline of the forehead at the outer cantus level. Use: Gathering Point Yang arm TMM.
GB20: Location: In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius, level with GV 16. Use: Neck pain. GB21: Location: 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. Neck, Shoulder pain.
GB22: Location: On the midaxillary line when the arm is raised below the axilla in the 5th ICS (directly below HT 1). Use: Gathering Point TMM. Yin of arm. GB25: Mu for KI. Location: On the lateral side of the abdomen on the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib. Use: Resolves: diarrhea (esp. watery/cold), bloating, abdominal distention. Diuretic point - urinary retention, difficult urination, edema. Uterine stones - assists passage.
GB34: Location: In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. Use: Hui of the tendons - useful for treating soft tissue anywhere in the body, contracture, cramping, pain, spasm, weakness, numbness, paralysis, sciatica. Cholecystitis, hepatitis, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste in mouth, gallstones. LR attacking SP - counterflow Qi: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, IBS GB40:Location: Anterior and inferior to the external malleolus in a depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus. Use: Local Point.
Triple Heater ( San Jiao ) Starts at:TH-1 Location: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the ring finger. TING POINT. Ends at: TH23 Location: In a depression at the lateral end of the eyebrow. Use: Eye pain, redness, swelling, twitching, drooping eyelid. Liver Wind or Liver Fire headache, combine with local points. Organ without an organ
Functions TH is used for: Tinnitus ( location around ear ), temporal headaches, shoulder, pain a/or inflammation in the throat. Eye diseases
Important Points: TH5:Location: 2 cun above TH 4 between the radius and the ulna. Use: Headache, migraines in any area especially with stiffness or pain in the posterior and lateral aspects of the neck. Local: Upper limb disorders including the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. MASTER POINT. Sympathetic switch.
TH14: Location: On shoulder, posterior to LI 15, in a depression inferior and posterior to the acromion when arm is abducted. Local for Shoulder pain TH17-21: Local for ear disease. TH23: Local for eyes and temporal headaches