Gallbladder 41

wood acupressure stick with essential oilsAcupressure point Gallbladder 41 is an important point for treating headaches!

Related Articles: The Wood Element of Traditional Chinese Medicine Explained

General Acupressure Directions-Video

Purchase the Wood Element Acupressure Stick here!

Other Name(s):

  • Lulingqi
  • Foot Overlooking Tears
  • Foot Governor of Tears

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • 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: 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:

  • 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

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


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.