GB41 (Gall Bladder 41) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zulinqi
English Name: Foot - Close to Tears

Location: In the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th metatarsals on the lateral side of the extensor digiti minimi tendon.


Shu-Stream point of the Gall Bladder channel, Confluent Point of Daimai: Regulates and rectifies the Daimai.


Spreads stagnant Liver Qi, spreads stagnation in the Gall Bladder, clears Fire and extinguishes Wind, clears the vision and sharpens hearing.

Primary Indications:

Eye diseases (pain in outer canthus, conjunctivitis, dizziness with blurred vision), pain in sides, mastitis/breast abscess, swelling and pain of dorsum of foot.

Tertiary Indications:

Scrofula, irregular menses, headache, vertigo/dizziness, malaria, dyspnea, tinnitus/deafness, wind Bi.

Other Indications:

Frequent lesion of internal aspect of cheeks, sensation of Qi rising in the body, heart pain with chills, abundant sweating, pain in supraclavicular fossa, periodic pain in hip, four limbs icy, pain in calf.


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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