GB 5 Acupuncture Point(Xuanlu) belong to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for migraine, swelling and pain of eye, and toothache.Puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun flat back;

GB 5 Acupuncture Point Location

Within the hairline, midway between ST 8 and GB 7.

xuanlu point

What is the meaning of Xuanlu

Xuanlu:”Xuan” hanging. “Lu”,skull, refers to the Qi of this point is cold and dampness-qi. The name of “Xuanlu” means that the Qi of the heaven of Gallbladder Meridian absorbs dampness after it dissipates heat. The substance of this point is the warm wind-qi from GB 4(Hanlu) point. After reaching this point, it dissipates heat and shrinks, and absorbs the cold dampness of the heaven. The Qi of this point is like the wet clouds in the heaven, hence the name.

xuanlu GB 5

GB 5 Acupuncture Point Usage

migraine, swelling and pain of eye, and toothache.

Clinical: stroke hemiplegia, trembling.

GB 5 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Place the index finger and middle finger on GB 5, gently press and knead it for 1 to 3 minutes, which can treat migraine, facial swelling, and pain of the outer canthus., and also help improve children’s attention if long-term massage it.

GB 5 xuanlu

GB 5 point Compatibility

Combined with Hanyan point to treat migraine.

Combined with Fangchi,temples, Waiguan to treat headache and dizziness caused by liver heat.

Combined with Hegu poin to treat facial swelling.

Combined with Sizhukong, temples,and Fengchi point to treat pain of the outer canthus.

Combined with HeGu and Quchi point to treat fever and headache;