Gall Bladder GB

Gall Bladder GB

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
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
Brief Psychology
Difficult to make decisions because trying to live up to expectations, courage
Primary functions
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
Overview
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.
Zangfu Connections
Meetings with
Divergent Channel
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.
Sinew Channel
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
Role
The Gall Bladder official plays a key role in empowering discernment and perspective, so we can see both sides of the story. It also helps to direct the growth of the Liver's official plan. Psychologically when people tend to have a limited view or can only see one side of the story the gall bladder official can be beneficial, it helps us to have external vision and have a better perspective. It will also assist us with decision­ making.
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • 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)

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
Gb-1
Key Point
Emotions
Gb-2
Key Point
Gb-3
Emotions
Gb-4
Gb-5
Gb-6
Gb-7
Emotions Flexibility to change sense of direction flexibility direction
Gb-8
Key Point
Emotions Flowing receptive to spirit life flows harmony find the wayHeadache
Gb-9
rageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflightHeadache
Gb-10
Gb-11
Gb-12
Key Point
Gb-13
internal stress illness spiritual roots rejuvenation future growth inwardly united connect outward
Gb-14
Key Point
Emotions seeing things clearly empty mind clear decisions growth movement changeseeing things clearly pure yang energy
Gb-15
gentleness tears letting go new path new decisions take action let go of past
Gb-16
Emotionsbenevolentsee beauty withinpreconceptions vision see things as they are judgement prejudice beauty within release external constraints internal change
Gb-17
plan correctly internal clarity move through life principles sticking to your truth acting with virtue original nature true path
Gb-18
QiLingEmotions Creativity living in the moment ling cheng transform receiving intuition insightling open up receive inspire creativity ritual inspiration Intuition bigger picture
Gb-19
perceive things clearly empty mind heart wisdom intuition insight
Gb-20
Key Point
decisions move forward clarity clear thinking decisiveness internal conflicts confusion internal battles
Gb-21
see clearly vision heart wisdom accept oneself accept others ease inner peace head-heart connection
Gb-22
Gb-23
Gb-24
Spirit PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
balance judgment and constraintoverly optimisticoverly pessimisticReceivingLetting GoOppositesBalanceExtremesUnitySpiritdeficiency excess diagnosis treatment
Gb-25
Key PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmentcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecurities
Gb-26
Key Point
promote communication upper lower jiao heart and kidneys decision head deeper wisdom
Gb-27
change moving through change flexibility move in any direction stuck specific direction
Gb-28
hold fast to path walking upright true path clear vision open to spirit open to innate nature
Gb-29
Emotions Protection foundations stillness stability stable centre safety move decisively protection movement taking action foundation move decisively
Gb-30
Key Point
Headache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walking
Gb-31
Gb-32
Emotions Flowing receptive to spirit life flows harmony find the way
Gb-33
Gb-34
Key PointHe Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walking
Gb-35
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditionsengender decisiveness gain sudden insight decisions life plans quick clear decisions acting decisively
Gb-36
Xi-Cleft
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration Futilepain acute conditions
Gb-37
Key PointLuo Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration FutileEmotionsmake clear judgments and decisionssee things afreshbringing clarityChoicesResentmentFrustration
Gb-38
Key PointJing River
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Gb-39
Key Point
Gb-40
Yuan Point
QiLingEmotionsPlanningChangingStubbornStuckAngerOriginal Qi
Gb-41
Master PointKey PointShu Stream
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Gb-42
Gb-43
Ying Spring
Emotionsenable growth and changecourage and vitality
Gb-44
Key PointJing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation