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General

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot is one of the Twelve Standard Meridians. It is correspond with Jueyin Liver Meridian of Foot. The Flow Hours of this meridians is 11:00PM - 1:00AM.

Acupoints

Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot contents 44 acupoints in one side, that is 88 acupoints in total.

Flowing Route

Shaoyang gallbladder meridian of foot originates from the outer canthus (Tongziliao, GB1) and ascends to the corner of the forehead (Hanyan, GB4) and runs downward to the retroauricular region (Wangu, GB12) where it turns upwards along the forehead to the area above the eyebrow (Yangbai, GB14). Curving back to Fengchi (GB20), it runs along the neck to the shoulder and meets the opposite branch at Dazhui (GV14) where it runs forwards into the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12) .

The branch originating from the retroauricular region enters the ear, emerges in front of the ear and then reaches the posterior part of the outer canthus.

Another branch from the outer canthus descends to Daying (ST5) where it meets the branch of hand shaoyang running at the cheek. Reaching the infraorbital region it descends through Jiache (ST6) in the lower jaw to the neck. After meeting with the previous branch at the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12), it enters the chest and passes through the diaphragm to connect with the liver and pertain to gallbladder. Emerging from Qichong (ST30), it runs along the margin of the pubic hair and goes transversely to the hip region (Huantiao, GB30).

The straight branch descends from the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12) to the axilla. Along the Lateral side of the chest and through the hypochondrium, it continuously descends to meet with the previous branch at Huantiao (GB30) where it descends along the lateral side of the thigh and knee. Descending along the lateral aspect of the fibula to its lower end, it reaches the anterior aspect of the external malleolus. Then it runs along the dorsum of the foot and reaches the lateral side of the tip of the fourth toe (Zuqiaoyin, GB44).

Another branch separating from the dorsum of the foot (Zulinqi, GB41) runs forwards and emerges from the lateral side of the great toe. Turning back, it passes through the nail and ends at its hairy region to connect with jueyin liver meridian of foot.

Shaoyang Gall Bladder Meridian of Foot
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