GB1 (Gall Bladder 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tongziliao
English Name: Pupil Foramen

Location: In the depression lateral to the outer canthus (0.5 cun from the canthus) on the lateral side of the orbit.


Point of intersection with Small Intestine and Sanjiao channels.


Dispels Wind and clears Heat, relieves pain and clears the vision.

Primary Indications:

Headache, eye diseases (eyes red/painful/watering/itchy, nebula, atrophy of optic nerve, night blindness).

Tertiary Indications:

Sore throat, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia.

Other Indications:

Insensitivity of face, facial spasms, swollen breast in young women (with SI1 and LIV3)


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Gall Bladder channel:

(GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, GB12, GB13, GB14, GB15, GB16, GB17, GB18, GB19, GB20, GB21, GB22, GB23, GB24, GB25, GB26, GB27, GB28, GB29, GB30, GB31, GB32, GB33, GB34, GB35, GB36, GB37, GB38, GB39, GB40, GB41, GB42, GB43, GB44)

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