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Gallbladder 11 (GB 11)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Touqiaoyin, Head Portal Yin

Location
Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, on the line drawn connecting Fubai (GB 10) and Wangu (GB 12).

Indications
Pain in the head and neck, tinnitus, deafness, pain in the ears.

Traditional Action
Clears heat and disinhibits Gallbladder channel damp-heat, frees the ears and disinhibits the throat.

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.