GB 1 Acupuncture Point(Tongziliao) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for headache, eye diseases,puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun flat.

GB 1 Acupuncture Point Location

0.5 cun lateral to the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lateral side of the orbit.

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What is the meaning of Tongziliao

Tongziliao:”Tongzi”, refers to the black part of eyeball, which is governed by the kidney water,here means the cold dampness-qi. “Liao”, the pore. The name of “Tongziliao” means that the outside cold dampness-qi gathers here, and then cools down and returns to the ground. This point is the first point on the head and face of Gall Bladder Meridian. The Qi of this point is the cold and dampness-qi gathers here,and cools down from the heaven to the ground,like the small cold droplets falling from the pores, hence the name.

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GB 1 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Eye diseases such as swelling and pain of eye;
  • Headache, facial paralysis.


Keratitis, myopia, neurological atrophy, trigeminal neuralgia, facial nerve palsy, etc.

GB 1 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

  • Gently press and rub GB 1(Tongziliao) point with the pad of your middle finger for 1 to 3 minutes each time, once a day in the morning and once in the evening. It can effectively relieve epiphora with wind, swelling and pain of eye, and refractive errors.
  • Massage GB 1(Tongziliao) point,which can promote blood circulation of eyes, treat common eye diseases, and remove corner of the eye wrinkles.
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Compatibility of GB 1 Point

Combined with HeGu, Linqi, and Jingming point to treat vision obstruction;

Combined with Shaoze point to treat breast swelling;

Combined with Yanglao, Ganshu, Guangming point, and Taichong point to treat dim vision;

Combined with Jingming, sizhukong, and Cuanzhu point to swelling and pain of eye pain, eye shadow;

Combined with Headwei, Yintang and Taichong point to treat headache.