GB 31 Acupuncture Point

Gallbladder 31, Abbreviated as GB 31, Transliterated Fengshi in Chinese, Wind Market in English.

GB 31 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the midline of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse popliteal crease. When the patient is standing erect with the hands hanging down close to the sides, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.

GB 31 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi
  • General pruritus
  • Sudden deafness

GB 31 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Dispels Wind, activates the meridian, relieves itching, relieves pain.


GB 31 is an empirical point to treat itching.