Gallbladder 41

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Acupressure point Gallbladder 41 is an important point for treating headaches and other pain syndromes!

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Location of Acupressure Point GB 41

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, in the depression lateral to the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot. Apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Gallbladder 41 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of GB 41

Headachesheadache essential oils acupressure remedy

In cases of chronic headaches:

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For hip pain, leg pain, and/or pain on the top of the foot:

For pain and contraction of the toes:

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For emotional upset marked with frustration or anger:

Eyes

For excessive tearing of the eyes:

For dryness of the eyes:

Gynecological ConditionsRestore the Middle Way Wei Qi for Spleen Qi

In the case of menstrual disorders with Damp Heat to Liver Qi Stagnation such as PCOS,PMSEndometriosisuterine fibroids, and/or irregular menstrual bleeding:

For women who have yellow or green vaginal drainage, especially when related to chronic yeast infections:

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point GB 41headache essential oils acupressure remedy

  • Lulingqi
  • Foot Overlooking Tears
  • Foot Governor of Tears

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point GB 41

  • Wood Point
  • Horary Point
  • Exit Point
  • Point of Yu or Summer
  • Master Point of the Girdle/Belt Channel or Dai Mai
  • Coupled Point of Yang Wei Mo

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point GB 41

  • Resolves Damp-Heat
  • Promotes the Smooth Flow of Liver Qi
  • Clears Stagnation of Qi and Blood on Gallbladder Channel
  • Descends Liver Yang
  • Benefits the Eyes by Regulating Fluid
  • Regulates the Girdle Vessel

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

Allais, G., Rolando, S., Castagnoli Gabellari, I., Burzio, C., Airola, G., Borgogno, P., … Benedetto, C. (2012). Acupressure in the control of migraine-associated nausea. Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology33 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), S207–S210. doi:10.1007/s10072-012-1069-y

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Shin, B. C., … White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews4, CD007587. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007587.pub2

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Vertosick, E. A., … White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews2016(6), CD001218. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub3

Hayhoe S. (2015). Acupuncture for episodic cluster headache: a trigeminal approach. BMJ case reports2015, bcr2015211984. doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-211984

Du, R., Wang, Y., Liu, X., & Liu, Z. (2015). Acupuncture for acute migraine attacks in adults: a systematic review protocol. BMJ open5(4), e006968. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006968