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Gall Bladder 25

Chinese Name:  Jingmen (English translation: Capital Gate)

Location: On the lateral side of the abdomen, 1.8 cun posterior to LIV 13, on the lower border of the free end of the 12th floating rib.

Classification: Front-Mu Point of the Kidney Meridian


  • Dysuria, edema, lumbar pain
  • Pain in the hypochondrium, abdominal pain, diarrhea

Functions: Opens the water passages, strengthens the low back.

Notes: Although a Front-Mu point, GB 25 is used more often as a diagnosis point rather than for treatment.

Front-Mu points can be used to treat diseases of the affected Zang-Fu organ, and those of Yang meridians and collaterals. They treat diseases of Six Fu-organs and diseases of yang meridians. An adverse reaction when a Front-Mu point is pressed can help make a diagnosis. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.  On this meridian, do not puncture deeply all points from GB 22 to GB 25 to avoid injuring important internal organs.


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