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Gall Bladder 43

Chinese Name:  Xiaxi (English translation: Clamped Stream)

Location: On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the margin of the web between the 4th and 5th toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Ying-Spring point on the Gall Bladder Meridian


  • Headache, dizziness, redness, swelling and pain of the eye
  • Tinnitus, deafness
  • Mastitis, pain in the hypochondrium
  • Febrile disease

Functions: Clears Heat, resolves Gall Bladder Damp-Heat, benefits the eyes, ears and head, subdues Liver Yang.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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