Gallbladder 36, Abbreviated as GB 36, Transliterated Waiqiu in Chinese, Outer Hill in English.
GB 36 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula, at the level of GB 35.
GB 36 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Distention and pain of the chest and hypochondrium, neck pain
- Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities
GB 36 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Activates the meridian, relaxes the sinews, relieves pain.
Xi-Cleft point of the Gall Bladder Meridian
A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.