Gall Bladder Meridian

Hanyan GB4: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Hanyan GB-4:   Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications


Han: Mandible Yan: obedience
Hanyan is at the temple and the local muscle moves along with the motion of the mandible when chewing.
Point: GB-4
Chinese Name: 颔厌
English Name/Meaning:Jaw Serenity
Pinyin: hàn yàn
Han Geul 한글: ha yeom 함염
Romaji: gan en
Vietnamese: Hàm yến

Location of Hanyan:

Within the hairline of the temporal region, at the junction of the upper 1/4 and lower 3/4 region of the distance between Touwei (ST8) and Qubin (GB7).


  • Dispels wind and invigorates collateral.
  • Clears heat, relieves pain.


  • Head & facial disorders: migraine, pain on the outer canthus, tinnitus, facial paralysis, gingivitis, tonsillitis, throat disorders
  • Psycho-emotional problems: convulsions, epilepsy.
  • Sense organ disorders: disorders of eye, ear, face, mouth, tooth.


Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.


Meeting point of Triple energizer, gallbladder and stomach.


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.