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.


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:

Eye Disorders

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

Consider our organic Free and Easy Wanderer herb formula

Red Eyes

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

Consider two weeks use of our organic Peaceful Warrior herbal formula followed by several months of our organic Free and Easy Wanderer Herbal formula

Itchy Eyesinternal wind foot soak with essential oils

With itchy red eyes due to Liver Wind-Heat:

Consider our organic Free and Easy Wanderer herb formula

Dry Eyes

Consider using our organic Yin Valley herbal formula


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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