Gallbladder 20

GB20 Acupressure Point

Acupressure point Gallbladder 20 an important point for treating pain or diseases of the head, sensory organs, and neck.

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Location of Acupressure Point GB 20

At the base of the Occiput in a hollow space between the upper portion of the sternocleidonmastoideus and the muscle trapezius1 Apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Gallbladder 20 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Gallbladder 20

Chronic Headaches

Neck Pain

Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Other Name(s) of GB 20

  • Fengchi
  • Wind Pond
  • Wind Pool
  • Heat Mansion

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of GB 20

  • Intersecting Point of the Triple Butner, Gallbladder and Yang Wei Main Channels

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions or GB 20

  • Eliminates Wind
  • Subdues Liver Yang Rising
  • Benefits the Eyes and Ears
  • Benefits and Clears the Brain
  • Activates the GB Channel and Alleviates Pain
  • Benefits the Head and Opens the Portals
  • Harmonizes Qi and Blood

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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