The Gall Bladder fu stores and excretes bile and rules courage, decision making and judgement. Gall Bladder and Liver are entrusted with Ministerial fire – decision making
Areas / Symptoms
Piriformis pelvis lateral body parietals tinnitus clenched teeth headaches
DecisionsDifficult to make decisionstrying to live up to expectationscourageStructure to aspiration
Disorders of the eyes and earsHeadachesDisorders of the liverPhlegm and smooth flow of fluidsDisorders of the spirit and Ethereal Soul (Hun)judgement decisiveness courageDisorders of the sinews and marrowParietal lobesPsycho-emotional and brain
Begins at the outer corner of the eye, one branch weaves back and forth on the head, from the top of the ear to the mastoid back to the frontal eminences (GB14), connecting with SJ22 above the ear, SJ20 behind the ear, St8 just inside the hairline, ascends closer to the midline over the top of the head, to the occiput before curving behind the ear to the top of the shoulder (through SJ15), meets the spine at Gv14, passes laterally to Bl11 and SI12, then anteriorly to St12 (near the clavicle. It continues in front of the armpit, lateral ribcage, to the hip. The second branch emerges behind the ear, enters the ear at SJ17, emerges at the front of the ear, passes through SI19, St7 to the edge of the eye, descends to the jaw near St5, rises to Bl1, descends to the neck near St6, intersects St9 to rejoin the main channel in supraclavicular fossa, descends to chest to Pc1, crosses diaphragm, connects with the Liver zang and Gall Bladder fu, continues inside of the ribs to genitals, enters deeply to emerge at sacrum where it meets the Bladder channel and meets with the Gv at Gv1, emerges at the buttock at Gb30. Another branch descends from the supraclavicular fossa to the armpit, intersects Lv13, descends to the hip to GB30, and continues to knee and lateral side of the fourth toe. Another branch separates at GB41 to cross to the liver channel at the big toe.
Separates at thigh, enters the pubic region, connects with GB and Lv, crosses the heart and throat, emerges at lower jaw, disperses in the face, connects with the eye and rejoins main channel at outer edge of eye.
Luo Connecting Channel
Separates at GB37 connects with the Liver channel and disperses over the dorsum of the foot.
Originates at 4th toe, binds at lateral malleolus, lateral aspect of knee, thigh, sacrum, at St12, at the side of the nose and at the outer edge of the eye.
Channel Meeting points
These are from VHS Manual St7, St8, St9, St12, SI12, SI19, Bl1, Bl11, Bl31, Bl32, Bl33, Bl34, Pc1, SJ15, SJ17, SJ20, SJ22, Lv13, Gv1, Gv14, Gv20.
Time of Day
11pm to 1am
trapped stuck unjust unfair rigid resentment indecisive flaccid
free flexible choice discernment
- Face, parietal lobes, lateral aspect of body, piriformis, pelvis, sacrum, lateral leg
- Muscle stiffness
- Vision and hearing
- Does have connections with the Kidney (ie. the front mu point GB25) – can be used for the marrow (GB39 is the influential point of the marrow)
key point for eye disorders visual integration temporal headache
key point for ear disorders jaw
hearing jaw face
Important for one sided headache earache
key point for parietal and temporal headache migraine hangover vomiting hearing
senses headache neck stiffness and pain difficulty walking hearing
point for senses: hearing seeing taste headache heat – hands and feet
key point for headache insomnia weakness of lower limbs stiff and painful neck pain and swelling of teeth ear and throat
key point for forehead key point for eyes and seeing slow metabolism headache
auditory integration dizziness
clarity of thinking brain
brain and confusion headache
key point for brain key point for eyes the most important point for headache key point for dizziness nose awakening brain memory speech shoulders and upper back lumbar pain kyphosis
neck and shoulders pain speeds delivery in childbirth breast phlegm in neck region to descend qi combine with St 36
chest breathing sleep
Spirit PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
judgment clarity understanding jaundice digestion vomiting gall bladder liver
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
key point for lumbar and spine difficulty standing for long digestion and digestive qi urination
key point for vaginal discharge key point for menstruation uterus infertility abdominal pain
acute pain in testicles menstruation
local point for menstruation
Yang Qiao Mai
key point for hip joint and buttock key point sciatica leg pain lumbar pain eczema
itching skin leg pain
muscle and sinew pain
Key PointHe SeaEarth Point
key point for sinews and tissues key point for stiff tight muscles and joints anywhere in the body key point for GB and Lv knee pain hip pain sciatica key point for pain in lateral costal region nausea vomiting depression.
Key PointLuo Point
Key point for eyes and vision disorder of lower leg knee pain breast pain numbness of body teeth grinding
Key PointJing RiverFire Point
key point for one sided headache key point for sinews and fibromyalgia type symptoms key point for joints lumbar pain
key point for extreme deficiency caused by recurrent infections illness key point for neck disorders key point for bones chest pain pain of lateral costal region
pain redness and swelling for head neck throat armpit and abdomen vomiting acid regurgitations hip pain sciatica leg pain contra-lateral wrist pain
Master PointKey PointShu StreamWood Point
key point for one sided headache key point for menstruation headaches occipital and vertex pain key point for eyes and fluid in eyes key point for menstruation key point for feet temporal lobe and ears.
Ying SpringWater Point
swelling or congestion along channel – breast leg or cheek headaches dizziness ears and eyes.
Key PointJing WellMetal Point
point for sense organs – eyes ears tongue key point for severe or acute disturbance of head such as headaches hearing dizziness swollen and painful eye breathing pain of lateral costal region sleep and nightmares.