Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Fubai : Floating White

GB-10 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 10

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Bladder

Posterior to the ear, along a curved line drawn from Tianchong GB-9 to Wangu GB-12 running within the hairline and more or less parallel to the line of the rim of the ear, in a depression about one third of the distance between Tianchong GB-9 and Wangu GB-12.

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

TCM Actions:
Clears the head and benefits the neck region
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, heaviness of the head, chills and fever, toothache, deafness, tinnitus.
  • Stiffness and pain of the neck, goitre, swelling and pain of the neck, throat painful obstruction.
  • Fullness of the chest with dyspnoea, chest pain, cough with expectoration of phlegm and foam.
  • Pain of the shoulder and arm, inability to raise the arm, flaccidity of the legs with inability to walk.

    Superficial Innervation: Greater occipital nerve from C2
    Dermatome Segment: C2

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Temporalis
    Myotome Innervation: Deep temporal nerves from mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Pain Referral Pattern: To posterior temporal region
    Indications: Headache and toothache with no restriction in jaw opening ; Feeling teeth do not meet right

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

    Reference Notes: (click to display)