GB 36 Acupuncture Point(Waiqiu) belongs to Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for madness, fullness and pain of thigh, and paralysis of lower limbs,puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun.

GB 36 Acupuncture Point Location

7 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula.

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What is the meaning of Waiqiu

Waiqiu:”Wai”,outside, outside of Gallbladder Meridian.”Qiu”,hill. The name of “Waiqiu” means that the dust of spleen that rises with the wind-qi of Gallbladder Meridian floats outside of Gallbladder Meridian here. The substance of this acupoint is hot wind-qi from GB 37(Guangming) acupoint. After reaching this acupoint, the hot wind-qi is weak, and cools down. The dust of spleen that rises with the hot wind-qi spreads outside of Gall Meridian, hence the name.

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GB 36 Acupuncture Point usage

Stiff neck pain, chest and hypochondriac pain, paralysis of lower limbs, epilepsy, pigeon-breast;

GB 36 Acupuncture Point Therapy

  • Gently hold lower part of knee with your fingers, and press GB 36 point with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes,which can effectively relieve paralysis of lower limbs if long-term massage it;
  • In addition, Scrape GB 36 from top to top for 1 to 2 times for 2-3 minutes each time, which can strengthen leg muscles and eliminate excess fat in limbs,help to fitness of limbs.
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GB 36 Acupoint compatibility

Combined with QiYao, Jianshi, Fenglong and Baihui to treat epilepsy;

Combined with Huantiao, Futu, Yanglingquan, and Yangjiao points to treat  atrophy, arthralgia, and paralysis of lower extremity;

Combined with Linghou, Zusanli, Tiaokou and Yanglingquan point to treat common peroneal nerve palsy.