GB 41 Acupuncture Point

Gallbladder 41, Abbreviated as GB 41, Transliterated Zulinqi in Chinese, Foot Governor of Tears in English.

GB 41 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression lateral to the tendon of muscle extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

GB 41 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Migraine, redness and pain of the eye, pain in the hypochondrium, spasm and pain of the foot and toe
  • Mastitis, breast distention, irregular menstruation
  • Scrofula, malaria

GB 41 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Moves Liver Qi, benefits the eyes, regulates the Dai Mai vessel, benefits the breasts, foot pain.


Shu-Stream point of the Gall Bladder Meridian
Master Point of the Dai Mai Vessel (couple with TE 5)


Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.