Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Qubin : Crook at the Temple

GB-7 : Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder 7

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

Meeting of Gall Bladder with Bladder

In the temporal region, within the hairline, level with and one finger-breadth anterior to Jiaosun SJ-20.

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

TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind and benefits the mouth and jaw

TCM Indications:
  • Headache, swelling of the cheek and submandibular region, lockjaw, loss of speech, deviation of the mouth and eye.
  • Vomiting, stiff neck with inability to turn the neck.

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

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

    Reference Notes: (click to display)