Gall Bladder Meridian

Chengling GB18: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications


The brain dominates the mind.The parietal bone is also called the " Tianling" bone. Chengling is just lateral and inferior to it.


Cheng: support Ling: spirit
The brain dominates the mind. The parietal bone is also called the “Tianling” bone. Cheng-ling is just lateral and inferior to it.
Point: GB18
Chinese Name: 承灵
English Name/Meaning: Support Spirit
Pinyin: chéng líng
Han Geul 한글: seung nyeong 승령
Romaji: shō rei
Vietnamese: Thừa linh


On the head, 4 cun above the anterior hairline and 2.25 cun lateral to the midline of the head.

Functions of Chengling:

  • Stimulates the dispersion and descent of lung Qi.
  • Benefits the nose.


  • Disorders of head: headache, migraine, vertigo, dizziness.
  • Nasal disorders: stuffy nose, nasal bleeding.


Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.


Meeting point of gallbladder and yangwei vessel.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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