Gallbladder 41

essential oils for acupressureAcupressure point Gallbladder 41 is an important point for treating headaches!

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s) of GB 41:

  • Lulingqi
  • Foot Overlooking Tears
  • Foot Governor of Tears

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of 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

Location of 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of GB 41

Pain Relief

Emotional Imbalances

For emotional upset marked with frustration or anger, apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to GB 41 and acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 7 and acupressure point Heart 7and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) ) and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Eyes

For excessive tearing of the eyes apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to GB 41 and for dryness of the eyes also apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 and consider our organic Yin Valley formula

Gynecological Conditions

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.

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