GB20 (Gall Bladder 20) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Fengchi
English Name: Wind Pool

Location: In the depression below the occipital bone and between the upper portion of the trapezium and sternoclaidomastoid muscles.


Point of intersection of Gall Bladder channel with Sanjiao channel, Yangweimei and Yangqiaomai.


One of the major points for Wind (External and Internal), dispels Wind and clears Heat, extinguishes internal Wind, benefits the hearing and vision, subdues rising Liver Yang, clears the head and opens the orifices, harmonizes Qi and Blood.

Primary Indications:

Headache, eye diseases (eyes red/painful, excessive lacrimation), nasosinusitis, neck stiffness and pain, pain in shoulder and back.

Secondary Indications:

Febrile diseases.

Tertiary Indications:

Common cold, epistaxis, tinnitus, hypertension, wind-stroke, epilepsy, vertigo/dizziness, insomnia, goiter.

Other Indications:

Qi rising to ears which seem blocked and to the throat preventing speech, Qi rising to upper body, laryngitis, madness, infantile convulsions, weakness in elbow and legs.


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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