GB 20 Acupuncture Point

Gallbladder 20, Abbreviated as GB 20, Transliterated Fengchi in Chinese, Wind Pool in English.

GB 20 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the nape, below the occiput, at the level of GV 16, in the depression between the upper portion of m. sternocleidomastoideus and m. trapezius.

GB 20 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Common cold, nasal congestion, headache, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, rhinorrhea, epistaxis
  • Rigidity and pain of the neck, limitation of the shoulder
  • Dizziness, vertigo, hemiplegia, epilepsy

GB 20 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Dispels exterior and interior Wind, clears the head, benefits the eyes, nose and ears, subdues Liver Yang, activates the meridian, relieves pain.


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


GB 20  is an important point to treat any Wind-Cold or Wind Heat pattern.