Gall Bladder Meridian

Huantiao GB30 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Huantiao is on the hipjoint, which is the pivot for jumping.


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Huantiao is on the hipjoint, which is the pivot for jumping.

Point: GB30
Chinese Name: 环跳
Name: Huantiao
English Name/Meaning: Jumping Circle
Pinyin: huán tiào
Han Geul 한글: hwan do 환도
Romaji: kan chō
Vietnamese: Hoàn khiêu


With the patient lying on the side with the upper hip and knee bent, the point is at the junction of lateral 1/3 and medial 2/3 of the line linking the prominence of greater trochanter and the sacro-coccygeal hiatus.

Functions of huantiao:

  • Remove obstruction from channel (wind, damp, cold from channel).
  • Strengthen lower back and legs (especially around hip).
  • Supplement Qi and Blood (brings qi and blood to area).


  • Huantiao is major point for Sciatica.
  • Huantiao is main point to treat diseases of the lower extremities: atrophy or paralysis in the lower limbs, and hemiplegia.

Method :

Puncture perpendicularly 2-3 cun, directed towards the genitals.


  • Meeting point of Gallbladder and Bladder.
  • Major point for sciatica.


Avoid deep needling to avoid sciatic nerve damage.

Note: a radiating or electric sensation may travel to the foot. Since this manifestation of deqi (arrival of qi) is particularly indicated in cases of sciatica it may be more readily induced by locating GB-30 one cun inferior to its normal position.


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.