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Gallbladder 04 (GB 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Hanyan, Forehead Fullness

Location
Within the hairline of the temporal region at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 of the distance between Touwei (ST 8) and Qubin (GB 7).

Indications
Migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, pain in the outer canthus, toothache, convulsion, epilepsy.

Traditional Action
Courses wind, quickens connecting vessels, clears heat, settles fright, relieves pain.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.