The gall bladder channel of the Foot-Shaoyang starts from the outer canthus of the eye, and desends to the anterior aspect of the ear. Then ascends to the corner of the forehead, and then winds downward posterior to th ear. Then arches forward to the forehead at the midpoint of the eyebrow. It then runs above the hairline to the lateral side of the neck. Travels highest point of the trapezius muscle. From there it further descends to the axilla and enters the chest. It then travels interiorly in the hypochondriac region, emerging at the lateral side of the lower abdomen near the femoral artery in the inguinal region. Then it curves along the margin of the public hair and runs transversely into the hip region. It then travels downward along the lateral side of thigh to the lateral side of the knee. Further descending along the anterior aspect of the fibula, it reaches the lower end of the fibula, and the anterior aspect of the lateral malleolus. Following the dorsum of the foot, it terminates at the lateral side of the fourth toe's tip.
0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit.
Anterior to the intertragic notch at the posterior border of the condyloid process of the mandible with the mouth open.
Anterior to the ear, in the depression directly above ST7 on the upper border of the zygomatic arch.
Within the hairline at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 distance between ST8 and GB7.
Within the hairline midway between ST8 and GB7.
Within the hairline at the junction of the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 distance between ST8 and GB7.
Within the hariline, anterior and superior to the auricle, about 1 cun anterior to TW20.
Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline.
0.5 cun posterior to GB8, 2 cun within the hairline directly above the posterior border of the auricle.
Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and upper 1/3 of the curve between GB9 and GB12.
Posterior and superior to the mastoid process at the junction of the middle 1/3 and lower 1/3 of the curve between GB9 and GB12 .
In the depression posterior and inferior to the mastoid process.
0.5 cun within the hairline on the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV4. Midway between ST8 and BL4.
On the forehead directly above the pupil, 1 cun above the midpoint of the eyebrow.
Directly above GB14, within the hairline, midway between GV24 and ST8.
1.5 cun posterior to GB15, 2 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV22.
1.5 cun posterior to GB16, 3.5 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV21.
1.5 cun posterior to GB17, 5 cun above the hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to GV20.
At the upper border of the external occipital protuberance, 2.5 cun lateral and level to GV 17. directly above GB20.
In the depression created between the origins of the Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius muscles, at the junction of the occipital and nuchal regions. Lateral and level with GV16.
Midway between the spinous process of C7 (GV14) and the acromion process at the highest point of the trapezius muscle.
With the arm raised, 3 cun below the axilla on the midline in the 4th intercostal space, below HT1.
1 cun anterior to GB 22 in the 4th intercostal space, level with the nipple.
Directly below the nipple in the 7th intercostal space, inferior to LV14.
On the lateral side of the abdomen, at the lower border of the free end of the 12th rib.
Directly below LV 13 at the free end of the 11th rib level with the umbilicus (CV8)
On the lateral side of the abdomen, anterior to the ASIS, 3 cun below the level of umbilicus, lateral to CV4.
Anterior and inferior to the ASIS, 0.5 cun anterior and inferior to GB27.
In a depression at the midpoint between the ASIS and the greater trocanter of the femur.
At the junction of the lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the distance between the greater trocanter and the hiatus of the sacrum (GV2)
7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease on the lateral midline of thigh, where the tip of the middle finger touches when the patient is standing and hands are at their sides.
At the lateral side of the thigh 5 cun above the transverse popliteal crease between vastus lateralis and biceps femoris muscles, 2 cun below GB31.
On the lateral side of the thigh 3 cun above the transverse popliteal crease in a depression superior and posterior to the lateral condle of the femur, between the femur and the tendon of biceps femoris.
In a depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.
7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the posterior border of the fibula.
7 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.
5 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.
4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the lateral malleous on the anterior border of the fibula.
3 cun above the tip of the lateral malleous in a depression between the posterior border of the fibula and the tendons of peroneous longus and brevis muscles.
GB39 is known as the "Influential Point of Marrow". Located just above the external malleolus. Marrow is generally referred to assisting brain function or to bone marrow itself. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) bone marrow does not have a relationship to blood formation as it does in Western physiology. Therefore it is not typically used for blood disorders as one might think.
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On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
Posterior to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of extensor digiti minimi.
On the dorsum of the foot between the fourth and fifth metatarsals 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web at the junction of the red and white skin.
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the fourth toe.