GB 13 Acupuncture Point

Gallbladder 13, Abbreviated as GB 13, Transliterated Benshen in Chinese, Root of the Spirit in English.

GB 13 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the head, 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline of the forehead, 3 cun lateral to GV 24, at the junction of the medial 2/3 and the lateral 1/3 of the line connecting GV 24 and ST 8.

GB 13 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Infantile convulsion

GB 13 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Dispels Wind, calms the Shen, resolves phlegm, treats epilepsy.


Crossing point of the Gall Bladder Meridian and the Yang Wei Vessel