GB40 (Gall Bladder 40) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Qiuxu
English Name: Mound Of Ruins

Location: Anterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of extensor digitorum longus.


Yuan-Source point of Gall Bladder channel.


Spreads stagnant Liver Qi, benefits the Gall Bladder, dispels Xie Qi from the Shaoyang channels.

Primary Indications:

Neck pain, axillary swelling, pain in chest and sides, Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs.

Tertiary Indications:

Malaria, calf cramps, vomiting, acid regurgitation, lower abdominal pain/distension, foot swelling, sighing, low back pain, hernia, eye disorders, cough/dyspnea, cholecystitis.

Other Indications:

Headache, cerebral hyperemia, inversion cold, inability to move wrist.


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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