Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Touqiaoyin : Yin Portal of the Head

GB-11 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 11

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Bladder, Small Intestine and San Jiao

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 two 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 sense organs
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, dizziness, eye pain, ear pain, tinnitus, stiff tongue, bleeding from the root of the tongue, nauseating bitter taste in the mouth.
  • Stiffness and pain of the neck, goitre, throat painful obstruction.
  • Pain of the lateral costal region, cough, absence of sweating, contraction of the sinews of the four limbs, bone taxation, agitation and heat of the hands and feet.

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

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

    Reference Notes: (click to display)