GB 36 Acupuncture Point

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.