GB33 (Gall Bladder 33) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xiyangguan
English Name: Knee Yang Hinge

Location: When the knee is extended, the point is 3 cun above Yanglinquan (GB34) lateral to the knee joint, in the depression between the tendon of biceps femoris and the femur.


Dispels Wind-Cold (treats Bi syndrome), soothes the tendons, relieves pain.

Primary Indications:

Swelling and pain of knee.

Tertiary Indications:

Contracture of tendons in popliteal fossa, numbness of leg, foot swelling, paralysis of lower limbs.

Other Indications:

Vomiting, arthritis, sciatic neuralgia.


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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