GB 38 Acupuncture Point

Gallbladder 38, Abbreviated as GB 38, Transliterated Yangfu in Chinese, Yang Assistance in English.

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 4 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, slightly anterior to the anterior border of the fibula.

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Migraine, pain of the outer canthus
  • Swelling and pain in the axillary region
  • Distention and pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities

GB 38 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Activates the meridian, harmonizes the Shaoyang, benefits the sinews and bones, clears Heat, relieves pain.


Jing-River point of the Gall Bladder Meridian


Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.