GB 4 Acupuncture Point(Hanyan) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for migraine, dizziness, tinnitus, toothache, facial paralysis, epilepsy, etc.puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun.

GB 4 Acupuncture Point Location

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

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What is the meaning of Hanyan

Hanyan:”Han”,jaw ,the places where the Ren Channel and Stomach Meridian pass,her refers to the Qi of Stomach Meridian.”Yan”,tired. The name of “Hanyan” means that the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian flow into the various parts of the head by wind-qi. The substance of this point is the weakness water-qi from GB 3(Shangguan) point. After reaching this point, the water-qi due to absorbing heat and expand and dissipate into wind-qi and travel to the various parts of the head. The Qi of Gallbadder Meridian affect the Qi of Stomach travelling to the head through ST 25(Touwei) point,so it is tired by Stomach Meridian, hence the name.

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GB 4 Acupuncture Point Usage

migraine, dizziness, tinnitus, toothache, facial paralysis, epilepsy.

Clinical:Vascular (neurological) headache, neurological tinnitus (deafness), tenderness, etc.

GB 4 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press GB 4 down with the pads or knuckles of finger,release it after 10 seconds, repeat this 5 times, and massage it in a circle,which is helpful for health care.

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GB 4 Point Compatibility

Combined with Fengchi and Waiguan point to treat dizziness;

Combined with Xuanlu point to treat migraine;