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Gall Bladder 31

Chinese Name:  Fengshi (English translation: Wind Market)

Location: On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. When the patient is standing erect with the hands hanging down close to the sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.


  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi
  • General pruritus
  • Sudden deafness

Functions: Dispels Wind, activates the meridian, relieves itching, relieves pain.

Notes: GB 31 is an empirical point to treat itching.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 2.0 cun.


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