GB30 (Gall Bladder 30) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Huantiao
English Name: Encircling Leap

Location: On a line between the greater trochanter and sacral hiatus, one third of the distance from the greater trochanter. Locate this point with patient in lateral recumbent position with thigh flexed.


9th of Ma Dan Yang's Twelve Stars, point of intersection of Gall Bladder channel with Bladder channel.


Benefits low back and legs, dispels Wind-Damp from the channels (treats Bi syndrome), major point for sciatica.

Primary Indications:

Pain in low back and hip, hemiplegia.

Tertiary Indications:

Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs, sciatica, foot swelling, edema, urticaria.

Other Indications:

Epilepsy, insensitivity due to Wind, pain in sides and kidneys.


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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