Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Hanyan : Jaw Serenity

GB-4 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 4

Meeting of Gall Bladder with San Jiao and Stomach

In the temporal region, within the hairline, one quarter of the distance between Touwei St-8 and Qubin GB-7

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

TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind and clears heat
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • One-sided headache, head wind (with pain at bilateral Taiyang, headache with heat in the body, visual dizziness, pain and redness of the outer canthus.
  • Tinnitus, earache.
  • Clonic spasm, lockjaw, epilepsy, deviation of the mouth and eye, toothache, sneezing.
  • Neck pain, wrist pain, inability to flex the wrist, joint wind with sweating.

    Superficial Innervation: Auriculo-temporal nerve from posterior division of mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (CN V3)
    Dermatome Segment: CN V3 mandibular branch of trigeminal

    In Mayan medicine:
    Punctured in cases of Chiba Pool headache in conjuction with Touwei St-8 and Shenting Du-24 (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)