GB8 (Gall Bladder 8) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shuaigu
English Name: Leading Valley

Location: Directly above the apex of the aer, 1.5 cun above the hairline.


Receives an internal connection from the Bladder channel.


Major local point for unilateral headache.

Primary Indications:

Unilateral headache.

Tertiary Indications:

Vertigo, eye diseases, vomiting, cold stomach, infantile convulsions.

Other Indications:

Cough, expectoration of phlegm, poisoning, drunkeness, rheumatism due to alcoholism, epidermal swelling, pain in the diaphragm.


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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