GB 6 Acupuncture Point(Xuanli) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for migraine,swelling and pain of eyes, tinnitus,puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun backwards flat.

GB 6 Acupuncture Point location

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

xuanli point

What is the meaning of Xuanli

Xuanli:”Xuan”, hanging. “Li”, means governance. The name of “Xuanli” means that the Qi of Gallbladder Meridian is here to filter and distinguish. The substance of this point is the water-qi from GB 5(Xuanlu) point. After reaching this point, the heavy dampness-qi further descends,and a small part of the Qi of Qing is transferred to the various parts of the head. This point has the function to filter the dampness of The heaven,hence the name.

xuanli GB 6

GB 6 Acupuncture Point Usage

Migraine, toothache, swelling and pain of eye, tinnitus and other facial disorder.

Clinical:Vascular (neurological) headache, cerebrovascular disease, temporal muscle spasm, etc.

GB 6 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape GB 6(Xuanli) from top to bottom for 1 to 3 minutes,It can eliminate fatigue, promote blood circulation of head, be good to brain and prevent memory loss.

GB 6 Xuanli

GB 6 Point Compatibility

Combined with Fengfchi,Template, Waiguan point to trat migraine.

Combined with Zanzhu, Sibai, Hegu point to treat redness and swelling of face, internal heat and upset.

Combined with Renzhong,Yingxiang, Xiaguan, Hegu point to treat facial paralysis and facial pain.

Combined with Shugu point to treat epilepsy;

Combined with Jiuwei point to treat fever, migraine, and lateral canthus of eye.