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Gall Bladder 41

Chinese Name:  Zulingqi (English translation: Foot Falling Tears)

Location: On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Classification: Shu-Stream point of the Gall Bladder Meridian
Master Point of the Dai Mai Vessel (couple with SJ 5)


  • Migraine, redness and pain of the eye, pain in the hypochondrium, spasm and pain of the foot and toe
  • Mastitis, breast distention, irregular menstruation
  • Scrofula, malaria

Functions: Moves Liver Qi, benefits the eyes, regulates the Dai Mai vessel, benefits the breasts, foot pain.

Notes: Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

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