Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Benshen : Root of the Spirit

GB-13 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 13

Alternative to Touwei St-8 as a meeting point for all arm Yang Sinew Meridians (Yuen, 2003, The Sinew Meridians: NESA).

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Yang Wei Mai

On the forehead, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline, two thirds of the distance between Shenting Du-24 and Touwei St-8, directly above the outer canthus of the eye.

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

TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind, resolves phlegm and treats epilepsy

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, visual dizziness, stiffness and pain of the neck, pain of the chest and lateral costal region with inability to turn the body.
  • Epilepsy, childhood fright epilepsy, vomiting of foamy saliva, windstroke, hemiplegia, deviation of the mouth and eyes.

    Superficial Innervation: Supraorbital nerve, from ophthalamic branch of trigeminal (CN V1)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V1 ophthalamic branch of trigeminal

    Reference Notes: (click to display)