Gallbladder 1

GB1 Acupressure Pointessential oils for acupuncture points

Use the Wood Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Gallbladder channel. Acupressure point Gallbladder 1 has limited uses compared to other points on the GB channel, but it is an important point for eyes and for headaches. 

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Location of GB 1

Half a Cun lateral to the outer canthus in the depression on the lateral side of the orbital margin. Apply the Head-Ease Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Gallbladder 1 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Gallbladder 1


In the case of headaches at the temple or eyes:

Eye Disorders

With vision disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and worsening night vision due to Liver Qi Disharmonies:

Red Eyes

Redness and pain of the eyes due to Liver Fire Rising:

Itchy Eyesinternal wind foot soak with essential oils

With itchy red eyes due to Liver Wind-Heat:

Dry Eyes


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point GB 1

  • Tongziliao
  • Bone Hole
  • Pupil Crevice
  • Hind Curve
  • Greater Yang

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point GB 1

  • Meeting Point of Gallbladder, Triple Burner, and Small Intestine Channels

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point GB 1

  • Expels Wind Heat
  • Clears Fire
  • Brightens the Eyes

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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