GB 8 Acupuncture Point(Shuaigu) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for migraine, dizziness, tinnitus, vomiting, epilepsy, etc. puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

GB 8 Acupuncture Point Location

Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex).

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What is the meaning of Shuaigu

Shuaigu:”Shuai”, refers to the net that from upper to down to catch birds in ancient times. “Gu”,valley, the gap between two mountains. The name of “Shuaigu” means that the water-qi of Gallbladder Meridian  turn into yang-qi due to absorbing heat,and ascend to the upper of the heaven. The substance of this point is the weakness and cold dampness-qi from GB 7(Qubin) point. It absorbs heat and reaches the highest point what can ascend,then The water-qi begins to absorb dampness and cools down falling,like the net falls from high to low, hence the name.

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GB 8 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Headache, dizziness, vomiting, convulsion.
  • Migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial nerve palsy;
  • parietal pain, gastritis, febrile convulsion of children.

GB 8 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press GB 8 with the pad of your middle fingers for 10 to 15 minutes,which can increase blood circulation of head,and relieve migraine.

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GB 8 point Compatibility

Combined with Zusanli and Hegu point point to treat mumps;

Combined with Yintang, Hegu, and Taichong point to treat dizziness, tinnitus;

Combined with Tinggong,Yifeng, and Zhongzhu point to treat tinnitus and deafness;

Combined with Fengchi,Temple to treat migraine.

Combined with Renzhong, Quchi and Taichong point to treat infantile convulsion;

Combined with Zusanli and Zhongwan point to treat vomiting;