GB43 (Gall Bladder 43) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xiaxi
English Name: Pinched Stream

Location: 0.5 cun posterior to the margin of the web between the 4th and 5th toes.


Ying-Spring point of the Gall Bladder channel.


Clears heat and extinguishes Wind, major distal point for the ears.

Primary Indications:

Eye diseases (pain in outer canthus, dizziness with blurred vision), tinnitus, deafness, swelling/pain of cheek, pain in sides and ribs.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Headache, chest pain, mastitis/breast abscess, menstrual disorders.

Other Indications:

Hypertension, cerebral congestion, mania, expectoration of blood, pain in front of heart, in the jaw or in the foot, lower limb paralysis, oedema of legs, icy limbs due to contravection of Qi.


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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