Gallbladder 40

essential oils for acupressureGB40 Acupressure Point

Use the Wood Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Gallbladder channel. Acupressure point Gallbladder 40 is an important point for treating pain in the lower extremities and joint and pain due to Damp-Heat. Liver Heat begins to accumulate if Liver Qi Stagnation is not resolved in a timely manner especially if it combines with Pathogenic Internal Damp-Phlegm; this can result in Damp-Heat draining down to the lower parts of the body.

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Location of Acupressure Point GB 40

At the ankle anterior and inferior to the external malleolus in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of the muscle extensor digitorum longus. Apply the Wood Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Gallbladder 40 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.





Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Including GB 40

Ankle PainAcute Ankle Sprain Remedy with Essential Oils

For of the ankle due to strain or strain:

Consider using our topical pain remedies. Apply pressure to the opposite ankle if there is swelling or skin contusions of the affected ankle.


For pain and stiffness of the joints such as sciatica, knee, or ankle pain:

If arthritis or joint stiffness and pain is aggravated by wet or humid weather:


For Damp-Heat in the lower extremities with Damp-Heat draining down as in the case with weeping edema:

Cold and Flu

In traditional Chinese medicine the treatment strategy for external pathogens such as viruses is to push the invading pathogen out toward the exterior and away from the organs so that more serious diseases do not begin to develop. If the pathogenic force is not kept at the external level and begins to make its way deeper into the body, it often passes through what is called the Shao Yang phase. The invading factor can get caught in this level causing ongoing distinct alternating patterns of fever and chills. To help pivot the infection back to the exterior:


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point GB 40

  • Quixu
  • Mound Ruins
  • Hill Ruins

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point GB 40

  • Yuan-Source Point of Gallbladder Channel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point GB 40

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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