Gallbladder 1

GB1 Acupressure Point

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. essential oils for acupressure

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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 Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Gallbladder 1 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Gallbladder 1

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In the case of headaches at the temple or eyes, apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 41 and apply the Head-Ease Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 41 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Eye Disorders

With vision disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and worsening night vision due to Liver Qi Disharmonies apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 1 and acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) Consider our organic Free and Easy Wanderer herb formula

Red Eyes

Redness and pain of the eyes due to Liver Fire Rising, apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 1, acupressure point Liver 2, and to acupressure point Gallbladder 41 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) Consider two weeks use of our organic Peaceful Warrior herbal formula followed by several months of our organic Free and Easy Wanderer Herbal formula

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With itchy red eyes due to Liver Wind-Heat apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 1, acupressure point Liver 2, and to acupressure point Gallbladder 41 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) Consider our organic Free and Easy Wanderer herb formula

Dry Eyes

Apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Gallbladder 1 and consider using our organic Yin Valley herbal formula

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point GB 1headache essential oils acupressure remedy

  • 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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References

Kim, B. H., Kim, M. H., Kang, S. H., & Nam, H. J. (2018). Optimizing acupuncture treatment for dry eye syndrome: a systematic review. BMC complementary and alternative medicine18(1), 145. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2202-0

Zhang, X., Liu, Z., Ding, W., Zhang, J., Shi, H., & Zhu, W. (2018). Efficacy and safety of acupuncture at a single BL1 acupoint in the treatment of moderate to severe dry eye disease: Protocol for a randomized, controlled trial. Medicine97(22), e10924. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010924

Zhi, F. Y., Liu, J., Ma, X. P., Hong, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, D., Zhao, Y., Wu, L. J., Yang, Y. T., Wu, D. Y., Xie, C., Wu, L. X., & Zhang, C. H. (2019). Manual Acupuncture for Optic Atrophy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM2019, 1735967. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1735967

Law, S. K., & Li, T. (2013). Acupuncture for glaucoma. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews5(5), CD006030. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006030.pub3

Bi, J. Q., Li, W., Yang, Q., Li, B. L., Meng, Q. G., & Liu, Y. F. (2016). Acupuncture for the Treatment of Oculomotor Paralysis: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM2016, 3961450. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3961450

Leszczynska, A., Ramm, L., Spoerl, E., Pillunat, L. E., & Terai, N. (2018). The short-term effect of acupuncture on different ocular blood flow parameters in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma: a randomized, clinical study. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.)12, 1285–1291. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S170396